Boulez Conducts Mahler, Bartók, & Stravinsky

Pierre Boulez in Orchestra Hall's Grainger Ballroom

© Todd Rosenberg Photography

This week, a birthday celebration for Pierre Boulez, the CSO’s Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus. We hear performances of Mahler’s Totenfeier and Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. The program concludes with Stravinsky's The Firebird.

Mahler Totenfeier
Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
1994 (DGG)
Stravinsky The Firebird
Pierre Boulez conductor

Brian Wise producer
Charlie Post audio engineer
Lisa Simeone host
Michael Schweppe host engineer
Neil Tevault host engineer


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