Sunday, February 27, 2011
This week Bill reunites with some long-time friends of Saint Paul Sunday: the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson have been playing together for almost thirty years and have made 18 recordings to date. When Bill asks them about their longevity, pianist Joseph Kalichstein jokes, "We're just trying to get it right." But you'll hear for yourself, they've gotten it right from the beginning.
Two masterworks of Brahms and a touchingly beautiful movement from Beethoven will illustrate the point, and Andy Stein's arrangement of Gershwin's "Summertime" is just plain fun. You're invited to the reunion, and it promises to be a great time.
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Opus 87
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Opus 1, No. 2
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio in C minor, Opus 101
George Gershwin (transc. Andy Stein): Summertime