The Song of the Earth

March 16, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Spring is right around the corner! Daniel Barenboim opens this program with Schumann’s Spring Symphony followed by Frederick Stock leading Goldmark’s In Springtime. Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester and English tenor Richard Lewis conclude this broadcast as soloists in Mahler’s symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde, under the baton of Fritz Reiner.


Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 (Spring), by Robert Schumann
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim. conductor

In Springtime, Op. 36, by Karl Goldmark
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Frederick Stock conductor

Das Lied von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor; Maureen Forrester, contralto; Richard Lewis, tenor