Episode #1953

Encore: In Studio with Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pianist Stanislav Khristenko at the 2013 Cleveland International Competition (photo by Roger Mastroianni)

This past fall, the Young Artists Showcase invited Stanislav Khristenko to the studio to show off some of his range through works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky. He also introduced a piece by Czech composer Gideon Klein, who was one of the cultural leaders in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II.

The pianist closed his studio session with a rarely heard suite by Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch, before host Bob Sherman convinced Khristenko to give us a Gershwin encore.

Program playlist:
Sergei Tchaikovsky: Adagio from "The Sleeping Beauty" (trans. Pletnev)
Gideon Klein: Adagio and Allegro from Piano Sonata
Franz Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole
Ernest Bloch: Poems of the Sea ("Waves," "Chanty," "At Sea")
George Gershwin: "I Got Rhythm"

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