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Adolph Sylvester Herseth, Jr.

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Adolph Sylvester "Bud" Herseth, Jr.

Today's episode features Adolph Sylvester Herseth, Jr., a unique talent who for 53 seasons held the principal trumpet chair in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with brilliance. Herseth persevered a great many challenges and was even able to impress the stern CSO conductor Fritz Reiner.

Compositions and Recordings

Excerpts from Don Juan, Richard Strauss
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Final movement of Second Brandenburg Concerto, J.S. Bach
James Levine and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Second movement of Trumpet Concerto, Joseph Haydn
Claudio Abbado and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Erich Leinsdorf and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Excerpt from Symphony No. 5, Gustav Mahler
Sir Georg Solti and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition, Modest Mussorgsky
Sir Georg Solti and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Leah Sosland is an intern for 91.9 Classical KC.