The Art of Julius Katchen

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Julius Katchen

Although his career and life were cut short at the age of 42, American pianist Julius Katchen left his mark. A child prodigy, he was born to a musical family and started playing early, taught by his grandparents. He was well known both for his concerts and recordings of the Brahms repertoire, though he also advocated mightily for contemporary composers such as Ned Rorem and Benjamin Britten. In 2016, Decca released a 36-CD set including Katchen’s complete recordings with the label.

Tune in on Thursday night at 8pm or Sunday night at 10pm to enjoy the artistry of Julius Katchen on Reflections from the Keyboard.

Program:
Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, D760 ("Wanderer"), IV. Allegro
--Julius Katchen, piano

Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 (Variations 23, 24, 25, and Fugue)
--Julius Katchen, piano

Balakirev: Islamey
--Julius Katchen, piano

Brahms: Rhapsody No. 2 in G Minor
--Julius Katchen, piano

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major, III. Allegro Agitato
--Julius Katchen, piano

Beethoven: Polonaise in C Major
--Julius Katchen, piano

Beethoven: Bagatelle, Op. 126, IV. Presto
--Julius Katchen, piano

Mendelssohn: Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14
--Julius Katchen, piano