A Concerto Celebration, Part 3

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Thursday, September 22, 2016


In this third part of a series celebrating the piano concerto, host David Dubal delves deeper into the power and artistry of the collaboration between a virtuosic soloist and an orchestra. This program features performances of concerto movements by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and even variations on Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm.”

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Gershwin: “I Got Rhythm” Variations

--Oscar Levant, piano; Morton Gould and His Orchestra


Ginastera: Concierto Argentino, Allegro rústico

--Barbara Nissman, piano; University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra


Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Rondo Allegro

--Glenn Gould, piano; Toronto Symphony Orchestra


MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Presto giacoso

--Jesus Maria Sanroma, piano; Boston Pops Orchestra


Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Presto scherzando

--Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Rondo all’ungherese

--Evgeny Kissin, piano; Moscow Virtuosi


Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor

--Emil Gilels, piano; State Symphony Orchestra of Russia

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