Britten, Elgar and Walton

June 1, 2021, 8:00 pm

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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.


Crown Imperial, Coronation March, by William Walton
Jay Friedman conductor; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

The Garden of Fand, by Arnold Bax
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, by Benjamin Britten
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor; Robert Tear, tenor; Dale Clevenger, horn

Scapino, A Comedy Overture, by William Walton
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Frederick Stock, conductor

Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61, by Edward Elgar
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Itzhak Perlman, violin