From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

Britten, Elgar & Walton

Title page detail of the manuscript score for William Walton's Scapino Overture, commissioned for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's fiftieth season

Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

Second music director Frederick Stock led the CSO in the world premieres of Bax’s The Garden of Fand and Walton’s Scapino Overture as well as the U.S. premiere of Elgar’s Violin Concerto, all heard on this broadcast featuring works by English composers. Britten’s Serenade—featuring tenor Robert Tear and longtime principal horn Dale Clevenger—rounds out this program.

Walton/Kreines Crown Imperial, Coronation March
Jay Friedman conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
December 2010 (CSO Resound)

Bax The Garden of Fand
Leonard Slatkin conductor
February 1984 (CSO: The First 100 Years)

Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
Robert Tear tenor
Dale Clevenger horn
April 1977 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Walton Scapino, A Comedy Overture
Frederick Stock conductor
April 1941 (Columbia)

Elgar Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Itzhak Perlman violin
March 1981 (Deutsche Grammophon)

From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years—featuring recordings from the CSO’s vast discography, including releases on CSO Resound—is a cultural and community partnership between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Music Station.


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