35th Anniversary Snapshots

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy birthday to us! The McGraw Hill Companies’ Young Artists Showcase began airing on WQXR in 1978 — 35 years ago this week. On this show, we celebrate by looking back over the past 15 years at some of host Bob Sherman’s favorite moments.

First up is Jeremy Denk, a Young Artists Showcase alum and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, with a pair of Liszt transcriptions. Then, a performance from Pauline Kim’s 1998 recital as part of Sherman’s Listening Room series at Merkin Concert Hall. Finally, Interlochen Arts Academy concerto competition winner Alexander Fiterstein, then only 18-years-old, in a performance of Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.

Program details:

Schumann/Liszt: Widmung
Wagner/Liszt: Isolde's Liebestod
— Jeremy Denk, piano (at Lincoln Center, 1998)

Guillaume Lekeu: Sonata, first movement 
— Pauline Kim, violin; Robert Koenig, piano
Guillaume Lekeu: Master Class excerpts
— Elmar Oliveira, violin
Jean-Marie Leclair:Duo Sonata, finale
— Pauline Kim and Elmar Oliveira, violin (at Merkin Concert Hall, 1998)

Copland: Clarinet Concerto
— Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra; Matthew Hazelwood, conductor (at Interlochen Arts Academy, 1996)

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