YAS at Thirty-Three: So Far, So Good

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

As the McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase turns 33 this week, Bob Sherman returns to some favorite broadcasts over the years. Listen in as some of today’s major artists are heard performing while still in the earlier, more formative stages of their careers. This episode features special performances by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Matt Haimovitz, Chee-Yun, and others.

Program Details

Gabriel Fauré-- Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1st and 2nd movements 
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (age 20), violin, and Sandra Rivers, piano
Recorded in 1997 to mark the 1000th program              

Frédéric Chopin-- Rondo Brilliante                                                
Matt Haimovitz (age 15) and Noreen Cassidy-Polera

Leonard Bernstein (arr. Penaforte)-- America (from West Side Story)
Chee-Yun, violin, Akira Eguchi, piano      

Georges Bizet, (arr. Eldredge)-- Habanera (from Carmen)                   
Allison Eldredge, cello, Akira Eguchu, piano

Seymour Barab-- Gala 1000
Chee-Yun, Allison Eldredge, Akira Eguchi
In commemoration of Seymour Barab’s 90th birthday on January 9, 2011

Henry Charles Litolff (arr. Lambert)-- Scherzo    
Piano roll recording by pianists Alexander Lambert and (then 19 year old) Nadia Reisenberg                                                                   
Broadcast on the YAS to mark the Nadia Reisenberg centennial in 2004

Mexican Hat Dance (traditional arr. Zatin)
Performed by Vlada Vassilieva, winner of the 2010 Nadia Reisenberg/Mannes College Recital Award, and Alexander Zatin  
Two piano transcriptions composed to mark the 200th anniversary of Mexico's Independence

Comments [1]

Larry Stoler from Stamford, CT.

I just finished listening to the 33rd anniversary celebration of the Young Artists Showcase. It was wonderful.

Congratulations to Bob Sherman and all who are involved in putting this weekly program together. achieving 33 years on the air is a true milestone especially in today's radio where an accomplishment of this sort would not necessarily happen.

May the Young Artists Showcase continue for many years on WQXR.

Jan. 19 2011 10:08 PM

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