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Kerry Frumkin

Red River Radio welcomes you to a one-of-a kind radio documentary showcasing the piano music of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Stravinsky, as recorded in live performances by Alexander Toradze and members of the Toradze Piano Studio. Kerry Frumkin will be your host, with commentary by Stravinsky himself, Alexander Toradze, Valery Gergiev and Joseph Horowitz, as they explore the life and music of two master Russian
composers both of whom were also important pianists – and both of whom emigrated to the United States.   In addition to sizzling live performances by Toradze and members of the Toradze Piano Studio, the program includes piano recordings by Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky. The repertoire ranges from such favorite works as Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (in a two-piano version by the composer), to such rarities as Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Sonata and Stravinsky’s Concerto for Two Solo Pianos. Among the many novel features of the program are observations (with musical examples) about
the relationship between Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony and his valedictory Symphonic Dances; and a comparison (with music examples) of Stravinsky’s score for his Piano Sonata with a revised score prepared by his son Soulema.

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3:00pm

Sat September 8, 2012
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Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part eight of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. This week we conclude our series with Stravinsky's Concerto for Two Solo Pianos with George Vatchnadze and Genadi Zagor, pianos; Stravinsky's Excerpts from Apollo in Stravinsky’s own piano transcription; and A Stravinsky Improvisation featuring pianist Genadi Zagor.

3:00pm

Sat September 1, 2012
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Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, September 1 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part seven of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. This week we continue our exploration of the piano works of Stravinsky, with Mozart's Fugue in C Minor, K. 546 featuring Igor and Soulima Stravinsky as the pianists. Next we'll hear Stravinsky's Piano Sonata with George Vatchnadze on piano, the Concerto for Piano and Winds featuring the Post Classical Ensemble and Alexander Toradze as the pianist. The hour concludes with the first movement from Stravinsky's Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra featuring Alexander Toradze and Sangwon Kim on piano.

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12:00am

Sat August 25, 2012
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Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part six of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live. This week we continue our exploration of the piano works of Stravinsky, with his two piano version of the Rite of Spring featuring Genadi Zagor and Edisher Savitski as pianists. Then Stravinsky's Danse sacrale from  featuring Rex Lawson, pianolist (this is a pianola performance).  The program concludes with the Sonata for Two Pianos featuring George Vatchnadze and Genadi Zagor as pianists.

10:00am

Sat August 18, 2012
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Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, August 18 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part five of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live. This week begin to explore the piano works of Stravinsky, with performance of his Scherzo from F-Sharp Minor Piano Sonata featuring pianist Genadi Zagor;  Three Episodes from The Firebird arranged for Solo Piano by Guido Agosti  and featuring pianist Alexander Korsantia; and Three Movements from Petrushka with Alexander Toradze as the pianist.

3:00pm

Sat August 11, 2012
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Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part four of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live except for Rachmaninoff's 1929 performance.  In this hour we'll hear Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 with Alexander Toradze as the pianist and the Mariinski Theatre
Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. We close the hour with Rachmaninoff's Etude Tableau in E Minor, Op. 39 featuring pianist Vakhtang Kodanashvili.

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