Benny Kim

Airs Friday, January 1, at 12 noon. Beethoven is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest and most dynamic keyboard virtuosos of his time but Beethoven also took a great interest in the violin, composing ten sonatas for violin and piano. These enduring works have influenced generations of performers and composers and they remain as profound today as when they were premiered in the 19th century. On this edition of the Savannah music festival we take a concert from the spring of 2011 when the festival showcased the complete cycle of sonatas by Beethoven.

Airs Thursday, July 9, at 8 p.m. Though the repertoire of composition for violin and cello is not especially large, there are many colorful and dramatic duos that span the period from the late nineteenth through the first quarter of the 20th century, some of which have become staples of the literature. In this episode, we listen to a 2011 recital by violinist Benny Kim and cellist Keith Robinson featuring works by Gliere, Kodaly, Halverson and Schulhoff. 

Airs Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m. This week on the Santa Fe Chamber Music concert violinist Benny Kim, cellist Lynn Harrel and pianist Jeremy Denk perform Beethoven's Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3 and conductor Alan Gilbert leads a chamber ensemble in Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 9.