From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice

The CSO in Strauss, Schumann & Beethoven

Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall on October 15, 1941

Kaufmann and Fabry

Three music directors—Frederick Stock, Fritz Reiner, and Jean Martinon—along with principal guest conductor Pierre Boulez, are featured on this program, leading works by Strauss, Schumann, and Brahms. Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto concludes the program with Russian pianist Emil Gilels as soloist.

Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Pierre Boulez conductor
November 1995

Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Fritz Reiner conductor
October and November 1957

Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Frederick Stock conductor
April 1941

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor)
Jean Martinon conductor
Emil Gilels piano
November 1966

Special Thanks
Norman Pellegrini program director and producer
Don Tait program host and producer
Lawrence Rock recording engineer
Stephen Temmer recording engineer
Steven Smolian preservation engineer
Jack Ashkenazy preservation engineer
Konrad Strauss digital mastering and no-noise processing
Christopher Willis digital remastering

From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice—featuring radio broadcasts from the Rosenthal Archives as well as recordings from the CSO’s vast discography, including many releases on CSO Resound—is a cultural and community partnership between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Music Station.