From the CSO Archives: Great Music from Chicago: Jean Martinon & Isaac Stern

January 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

In March 1962, Jean Martinon was in Chicago for three weeks of concerts, and two months later, he would be named the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s seventh music director. In this televised performance, filmed at WGN studios during that residency, he led the Orchestra in Handel’s Concerto grosso in G Minor, the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Mozart’s First Violin Concerto featuring Isaac Stern.

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