Russian Accents

Saturday's at 3:00 p.m.
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 August 4, 2012
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Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part three 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's Symphonic Dances in a two-piano version featuring Vahtang Kodanashvili and Edisher Savitski as the pianists and Rachmaninoff's Excerpts from Etudes Tableau, Op. 33 featuring Edisher Savitski, piano.

6:00pm

Fri July 27, 2012
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Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part two 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's Sonata No. 1 with Sean Botkin as pianist and Rchmaninoff's Duets, Op.11 with Vakhtang Kodanashvili and Edisher Savitski as pianists.

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10:00am

Sat July 21, 2012
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Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, July 21 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part one 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 four works by Rachmaninoff:
     Excerpts from Second Piano Concerto (Rachmaninoff, piano - 1929)
     Etude Tableau in E-Flat Minor, Op. 39 (Vakhtang Kodanashvili, piano)
     Variations on a Theme by Chopin (Alexander Korsantia, piano)
     Excerpts from Preludes, Op. 32 (Ketevan Badridze, piano)

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