Great Guest Soloists

April 14, 2024, 8:00 pm

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Jascha Heifetz poses onstage
Jascha Heifetz

This week, we look back at four performances by guest soloists who’ve appeared alongside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra over the years. The program begins with Sibelius’ Violin Concerto led by Walter Hendl and featuring Jascha Heifetz, followed by Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer led by Georg Solti and sung by Yvonne Minton. Next, hear Strauss’ Burleske in D Minor, led by Fritz Reiner and featuring Byron Janis. The broadcast concludes with Dvořák’s Concerto in B Minor, featuring Jacqueline du Pré.


Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
Jascha Heifetz, violin; Walter Hendl, conductor

Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Yvonne Minton; Sir Georg Solti, conductor

Richard Strauss: Burleske in D Minor
Byron Janis, piano; Fritz Reiner, conductor

Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Daniel Barenboim, conductor