Rachmaninoff

Airs Thursday, May 21, at 11 a.m. Join us for Carnegie Hall Live featuring the Berliner Philharmoniker with guest violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as they perform the Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch along with the Symphonic Dances of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky's Closing Scenes from The Firebird. Sir Simon Rattle conducts and Deborah Voight will be the guest host.

Airs Monday, May 4, at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in the Pavane by Faure and the Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52 by Sibelius. Pianist Yuja Wang will join the orchestra for a performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30. For an encore, from the archives, we'll hear Sibelius: Symphony No. 4, Op. 63

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 Thursday, January 29 at 8 p.m. A recital given by Nikolai Lugansky at the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences. Players who win piano competitions don't always become great pianists but, now in his late 30s, Nikolai Lugansky has all the makings of a modern virtuoso. Born in Moscow in 1972 to a couple of research scientists, Mr. Lugansky was just five years old when his innate musicality first appeared. He went to a neighbor's home, sat down at the piano, and played a Beethoven sonata from memory, having learned the music by ear. In this episode, we hear Nikolai Lugansky's interpretations of the Fantasie in F minor by Chopin, followed by Chopin's "Heroic" Polonaise in A-flat Major and Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 1 in D minor, performed at the Savannah Music Festival.

Airs Monday, November 17 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast it’s a program from the archive with soprano Jessye Norman singing the 4 Last Songs by Richard Strauss.  Charles Dutoit conducts the orchestra in Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Jim Cunningham will host this concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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