Airs Thursday, November 27, 2014. As Musical America's 2012 "Musicians of the Year," cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most respected and influential classical musicians in the world today. Their repertoire as a duo spans virtually the entire literature for cello and piano. However is is the combination of talent, energy, imagination and dedication that they bring to their endeavors as performers, educators, recording artists, artistic administrators and cultural entrepreneurs, that make them so incredibly special. In this episode, we listen to David Finckel and Wu Han perform Strauss' Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6, the slow movement from Messiaen's "Quartet from the End of Time" entitled "Praise to the Eternity of Jesus," and Chopin's Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 65, performed during the 2013 Savannah Music Festival at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Airs Monday, May 26 at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Manfred Honeck will be joined on stage by pianist Yefim Bronfman in a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.” Mr. Bronfman will all play several encores by Liszt and Chopin. The concert also features Johann Strauss, Jr., Franz Lehar, Henry Mancini, and Jerome Kern.
Airs Monday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra each Monday morning at 11 a.m. The open concert for the season features conductor Manfred Honeck who will be joined by pianist Lang Lang for the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Franz Listz as well as Chopin’s Etude No. 5, Op. 10. The concert will also showcase Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to “Forza del Destino;” Felix Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream;” Richard Wagner’s Overture to “Tannhauser;” Igor Stravinksy’s Danse Infernale from “The Firebird;” and Lu Wencheng’s “Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake.” Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony each Monday morning at 11 a.m. on Red River Radio.
Airs Saturday, October 12 at 12 noon. On the next concert by the Cleveland Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden take the podium and is joined by pianist Louis Lortie for the beautiful Piano Concert No. 2 by Chopin. Then, the monumental Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 closes this concert.
Airs Thursday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m. The Intimate Side of Carnegie Hall features Karita Mattila and Martin Katz in Marx Songs and selection from Sallinen Dream Songs; Debussy’s La mort des amants; Finnish folk song (encore); Leif Ove Andsnes' in a Chopin Waltz set; Chopin Ballade in Ab Maj, Op 47, Chopin Nocturne in B min, Chopin Ballade in G min, Op 23, L'Arpeggiata and much more.