Airs Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. This week Nikolaj Znaider takes the podium and is joined by pianist Emanual Ax for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 with Encores of Claude Debussy’s “Pagodes” from Estampes and Franz Schubert’s Impromptu in A flat, Op. 142, No. 2. The concert will also feature Richard Wagner’s “Prelude und Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
Airs Monday, May 13 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh symphony Orchestra concert Mariss Jansons takes the podium in a orchestral spectacular with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No 41 in C Major “Jupiter”; Richard Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome; Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Unfinished); Bela Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.
Airs Monday, May 6 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony concert Manfred Honeck takes the podium with pianists Lars Vogt for a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 16. Maestro Honeck will also lead the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Respighi’s The Fountains of Rome and the Pines of Rome.
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
Airs Monday, April 1 at 11 a.m. This week conductor Mariss Jansons takes the podium to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 2; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 36; and Johann Strauss’ “On the Beautiful Blue Danube.”