Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Weilerstein and Barnatan

The life of a concert artist can be a lonely one, not just socially, but artistically. That's why so many top soloists love playing chamber music as well. Two terrific young soloists recently joined host Fred Child for music and conversation, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan. Weilerstein said this about Barnatan, "When you have a really great chamber musician, there's always just so much to bounce off of, to give back, and this is one of the most rewarding things about playing together." Today we'll hear their interview and excerpts from a Rachmaninoff cello sonata.