interMISSION @ the CSO, Episode 3: Risks and Rewards

Several Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians share stories about how they turn the risks of performing into the rewards of expressing great musical energy to the audience. Featured are Esteban Batallán (principal trumpet), Patricia Dash (percussion), Jennifer Gunn (flute and piccolo), Lawrence Neuman (viola), James Smelser (horn) and John Bruce Yeh (assistant principal clarinet). They pinpoint a few places in the orchestra’s repertoire that can be troublesome and discuss how they approach these risky moments to perform at their best!

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 chart below reveals chronologically within the episode where each recording is heard.

Also, if you would like to listen to those recordings in their entirety, a Spotify playlist follows the chart, allowing you to access the tracks directly. Thanks for listening.

Podcast Start Time Composer Title Conductor
:00 Mahler Symphony No. 1, 1st mvmt. Haitink
:36 Brahms Symphony No. 4, 3rd mvmt. Solti
:51 Bruckner Symphony No. 9, 1st mvmt. Muti
2:46 Beethoven Fidelio: Overture Solti
3:42 Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture Reiner
7:51 Shostakovich Symphony No. 10, 2nd mvmt. Rostropovich
8:39 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Barenboim
8:59 Mahler Symphony No. 9, 4th mvmt.  Boulez
9:41 Mahler Symphony No. 1, 4th mvmt. Solti
11:11 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, 3rd mvmt. Reiner
11:36 Rimsky-Korsakov  Sheherazade  Barenboim
12:26 Rimsky-Korsakov  Sheherazade  Reiner
13:22 Bartôk Concerto for Orchestra Reiner
13:41 Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, 1st mvmt. Previn
14:38 Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra Barenboim
15:48 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, 2nd mvmt. Solti
16:39 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, 3rd mvmt. Solti
18:45 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, 4th mvmt. Solti
19:54 Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto Soloist: Gunn