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. Vienna Philharmonic | George Szell, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. Berlin Philharmonic | Claudio Abbado, conductor (audio only)
Listen 3. 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 | Carlos Kleiber, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. Vienna Philharmonic | Christian Thielemann, conductor
Listen 3. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Ivan Fischer, conductor
Listen 4. 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 | 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

GIOACHINO ROSSINI | The Barber of Seville Overture

Listen 1. Philharmonia Orchestra | Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra | Yuri Temirkanov, conductor

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. 2 “Little Russian”

Listen 1. Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Mariss Jansons, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Concert 6: SEASON FINALE | April 10

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.

EDVARD GRIEG | Piano Concerto (our soloist is Terrence Wilson)

Listen 1. London Symphony Orchestra | Andre Previn, conductor | Arthur Rubenstein, piano (Recommended by Maestro Confessore)
Listen 2. Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan, conductor | Krystian Zimerman, piano (audio only)

JEAN SIBELIUS | Symphony No. 2

Listen 1. Royal Philharmonic | Pierre Monteux, conductor (Recommended by Maestro Confessore) (audio only)
Listen 2. Vienna Philharmonic | Lorin Maazel, conductor (audio only)
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3. Frankfurt Radio Symphony | Susanna Mälkki, conductor