2020-2021 Concert-by-Concert Playlist

We have compiled a list of videos that will help you to become more familiar with the works on each of our Signature Six Series concert programs.
When possible, at least two recordings are listed, although not all have both video and audio; some are only audio recordings.
Titles in bold italic indicate the recordings recommended by Maestro Confessore.

If you would like to recommend your favorite recording of any of these works scheduled for the BSO’s 2020-2021 season,
please send an email to BSOmarketingFL@gmail.com with the link to the recording you are recommending.

Concert 1: OPENING NIGHT: BEETHOVEN CELEBRATION | January 23, 2021

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN | Egmont Overture

Listen 1. Berlin Philharmonic | Claudio Abbado, conductor (audio only)
Listen 2. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra | Kurt Masur, conductor

JOSEPH HAYDN | Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major (our cello soloist is Francisco Vila)

Listen 1. Frankfurt Radio Symphony | Christoph Eschenbach, conductor | Bruno Philippe, soloist
Listen 2. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields | Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor & soloist

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN | Symphony No. 7

Listen 1. Vienna Philharmonic | Christian Thielemann, conductor
Listen 2. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Ivan Fischer, conductor
Listen 3. Pianist Glenn Gould performing Franz Liszt’s transcription of the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7

Concert 2: THE BELLE OF BROADWAY | February 6

Listen “Listen” takes you to a performance of Susan Egan (our soloist) performing a medley of “Beauty and the Beast” songs

Concert 3: HEROIC BEETHOVEN | February 20

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN | Coriolan Overture

Listen 1. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra | Donald Runnicles, conductor
Listen 2. Bavarian State Orchestra | Carlos Kleiber, conductor

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN | Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major (our soloist is Scott Watkins)

Listen 1. Cleveland Orchestra | George Szell, conductor | Leon Fleisher, piano (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. Bavarian Radio Symphony | Mariss Jansons, conductor | Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Listen 3. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Leonard Bernstein, conductor | Krystian Zimerman, piano

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN | Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

Listen 1. Cleveland Orchestra | George Szell, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. Frankfurt Radio Symphony | Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Listen 3. Tonhalle Orchester Zurich | Alondra de la Parra, conductor

Concert 4: FROM THE NEW WORLD | March 13

CHARLES IVES | Variations on America

Listen 1. Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Morton Gould, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. Seattle Symphony Orchestra | Gerard Schwarz, conductor (audio only)
Listen 3. Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, conductor (audio only)

MAX BRUCH | Violin Concerto No. 1 (our soloist is Sirena Huang)

Listen 1. Frankfurt Radio Symphony | Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor | Hilary Hahn, violin
Listen 2. Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra | Myung-Whun Chung, conductor | Gil Shaham, violin

ANTONIN DVOŘÁK | Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Listen 1. Vienna Philharmonic | István Kertész, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | Mariss Jansons, conductor
Listen 3. New York Philharmonic | Lorin Maazel, conductor

Concert 5: EPIC TCHAIKOVSKY | March 27

ERIC WHITACRE | Lux Aurumque

Listen Cologne Chamber Choir | Volker Hempfling, conductor
NOTE: Lux Aurumque was originally composed as an a capella choral work. Eric Whitacre arranged it for orchestra in 2015, but no professional recording exists yet. This recording is of the original vocal version.

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (our soloist is Julian Rhee)

Listen 1. Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan, conductor | Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin (Recommended by Maestro Confessore)
Listen 2. German Chamber Orchestra of Bremen | Paavo Jarvi, conductor | Hilary Hahn, violin
Listen 3. London Symphony | Sir Malcolm Sargent, conductor | Jascha Heifetz, violin (audio only)

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY | Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”

Listen 1. Russian National Orchestra | Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore)
Listen 2. Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Peter Oundjian, conductor
Listen 3. New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein, conductor (audio only)

Concert 6: SEASON FINALE | April 10

GIUSEPPE VERDI | Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio Overture

Listen 1. Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala | Riccardo Muti, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Sir Neville Marriner, conductor (audio only)
Listen 3. Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan, conductor

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN | Piano Concerto No. 2 (our soloist is Joyce Yang)

Listen 1. L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande | Sergiu Comissiona, conductor | Alicia de Larrocha, piano (audio only)
Listen 2. London Symphony Orchestra | André Previn, conductor | Arthur Rubenstein, piano

CÉSAR FRANCK | Symphony in D minor

Listen 1. Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Pierre Monteux, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore)
Listen 2. Frankfurt Radio Symphony | Marc Minkowski, conductor