Airs Monday, October 20 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Sympony; Manfred Honeck will lead the orchestra in Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings; Leos Janceck’s Suite from Jenufa, Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8; and pianist Yulianna Avdeeva will be the guest soloist for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. Jim Cunningham will be your host.
Airs Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. "What I feel for Schumann goes beyond love and admiration," says Jonathan Biss. "The intensity of his passion for music, and his will to use music as a poetic and personal, yet fully realized and deeply expressive language strike me as the highest aims imaginable for a musician." On this program, part of his season-long focus on Mozart, Janácek, and Schumann, Biss joins members of the Elias String Quartet for Schumann's Piano Quartet.
Jonathan Biss, Piano; Elias String Quartet; Sara Bitlloch, Violin; Donald Grant, Violin; Martin Saving, Viola; Marie Bitlloch, Cello