Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
Who said that 13 was an unlucky number? On March 13, 1844, violinist Ferdinand David gave the premiere of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor.
This week and next, the Young Artists Showcase performances are imported from Calgary, Canada. Specifically, from the Honens International Piano Competition at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. As The New York Times reported, the competition "prides itself on awarding accomplished pianists who are complete musicians. This may seem a lofty claim, but the Honens has a long list of thoughtful awardees to back it up."
Host Bill McGlaughlin presents string quartet music by Haydn and Mozart, who launched the form from obscurity to celestial heights. The first in a multiple-week series on the string quartet.