Brahms

Airs Thursday, April 30, at 8 p.m. While Beethoven is generally acknowledged as the first great composer of cello sonatas, there have been numerous outstanding works written for the cello as a solo instrument over the last three centuries. Composers such as Boccherini, Grieg, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Shostakovich and Britten all wrote compositions that every cellist must come to terms with at some point in their career. In this episode we listen to a cello recital featuring Eric Kim, a veteran of the SMF chamber music series, former principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and current professor of cello at the Indiana University School of Music.

Airs Monday, December 15 at 11 a.m. Pittsburgh Symphony Radio brings out the B team this week, as Manfred Honeck conducts Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.  You’ll hear Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, arranged by Stokowski and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.  Helene Grimaud plays the Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. Jim Cunningham will host.

Airs Thursday, September 4 at 11 a.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live Bernard Haitink will be joined by pianist Murry Perahia for a performance of the Piano Concerto by Schumann. The concert opens with Purcell’s Funeral Music for Queen Mary orchestrated by Stephen Stucky and we’ll close this concert with the Symphony No. 4 by Brahms.

Airs Monday, September 1 at 11 a.m. It’s a concert featuring rising stars of classical music from Pittsburgh Symphony Radio. He was named one of the young rock starts of the conducting world by the Daily Beast. Kazem Abdullah conducts Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Hindemith’s Mathis der Mahler Symphony. Nicola Benedetti takes center stage in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Jim Cunningham is your host for Pittsburgh Symphony Radio from Public Radio International.

 

Airs Monday, June 23 at 11 a.m. This week on the next broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony, Mariss Jansons will lead the orchestra in works by Schubert and Brahms. The concert opens with Schubert’s Overture in C Major “In the Italian Style,” and then we'll hear the Symphony No. 3 by Brahms and we close by returning to Schubert for his Symphony No. 9. We'll also hear some archival recordings featuring violinist Sidney Harth joined by pianist Harry Franklin for Richard Strauss’ Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 for Violin and Piano.

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