Kirill Gerstein Brings a Jolt to a Tchaikovsky Standard

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

In June, the Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein made his Philharmonic debut at a Summertime Classics concert, playing Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. The performance was called "brilliant, perceptive and stunningly fresh" by New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini and it further brought this talented 32-year-old artist into the fore. This week's episode features that performance as part of an all-Russian program, led by Bramwell Tovey. Glazunov, Borodin and Khachaturian round out the bill.

Program details:

Khachaturian: Waltz from Masquerade
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Glazunov: Valse de concert No. 2
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

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