interMISSION @ the CSO, Episode 5, Team Player

Lawrence Neuman, a member of the CSO's viola section for 30 years, says, "I can't overstate how lucky  I feel to be in this orchestra."

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Lawrence Neuman has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s viola section since 1991. In this episode of Intermission at the CSO, he tells his own story of getting to the CSO and offers advice for young musicians aspiring to become professional performers. He describes the intensity of hearing live concerts, how the caring and commitment of each player builds a unified sound and the importance of the CSO’s contribution to Chicago.

Produced by CSO trumpet John Hagstrom and multimedia editor Scott Brewer, Intermission at the CSO is available on Simplecast, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and other popular podcast platforms.

If you’ve listened to this podcast episode and enjoyed the music of the CSO, but wondered about which recordings were used, the information in the chart below reveals chronologically within the episode where each recording is heard.

If you would like to listen to those recordings in their entirety, a Spotify playlist follows below, allowing you to directly access and purchase the tracks. Thanks for listening.

Podcast Start Composer Title Conductor
:02 Mahler Symphony No. 1, 1st mvmt. Haitink
:59 Dvořák String Quartet No. 12 (American) Lincoln String Quartet
2:40 Bruckner Symphony No. 4, 2nd mvmt. Barenboim
4:54 Mussorgsky arr. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, 10th mvmt. Solti
8:10 Dvořák String Quartet No. 12 (American) Lincoln String Quartet
10:00 Dvořák String Quartet No. 12 (American) Lincoln String Quartet
11:10 Britten Young Person's Guide to Orchestra: IV Violas Ozawa
13:49 Berlioz Queen Mab Scherzo from Romeo and Juliet Gergiev
15:28 Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo Martinon
17:08 Beethoven Symphony No. 9, 4th mvmt. Solti
18:29 Bartók Concerto for Orchestra, 4th mvmt. Reiner
20:29 Bartók Concerto for Orchestra, 5th mvmt. Solti
21:22 Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2, 1st mvmt. Martinon
24:30 Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin Suite Solti
27:14 R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben: The Hero Reiner
29:29 Britten Young Person's Guide to Orchestra: Fugue Ozawa
31:30 Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, 2nd mvmt. Boulez
31:56 Verdi I vespri siciliani: Overture Muti
33:05 Bizet Symphony No. 1, 1st mvmt. Martinon
33:12 Bizet Symphony No. 1, 4th mvmt. Martinon