A Concerto Celebration, Part 4

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Thursday, September 29, 2016


In this fourth and final episode of his Concerto Celebration series, David Dubal presents a program featuring both well-loved and little-known composers. He spans the rich literature of piano concerto music, including pieces that may never be heard live on stage, but that have been given a life through recordings. From Mozart and Brahms to Harty and Herz, this program demonstrates the breadth and depth of the collaboration between a soloist and an orchestra.

 Reflections from the Keyboard airs Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 10 pm on WQXR.


Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, Allegro Assai
Vladimir Horowitz, piano; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Allegretto grazioso
Vladimir Horowitz, piano; NBC Symphony Orchestra

Herz: Piano Concerto No. 8 in A-flat Major, Polonaise
Howard Shelley, piano; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Hamilton Harty: Piano Concerto in B minor, Tranquillo e calmo
Malcolm Binns, piano; Ulster Orchestra

Hummel: Piano Concerto in A minor, Larghetto
Artur Balsam, piano; Winterthur Symphony Orchestra

Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D-flat Major, Allegro Brillante
Mindru Katz, piano; London Philharmonic Orchestra


Comments [1]

Thomas fazio from NYC

I was just listening to Relections From The Keyboard and much to my surprise the wrong movement of the featured Mozart piano concerto was played. It was supposed to be the second movement, but it was the third. David Dubal's narrative did not match the movement that was aired.

Sep. 29 2016 08:39 PM

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