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Gilbert Kalish

Gilbert KalishPhoto: Steven Pisano

October 05, 2021

86-year-old pianist Gilbert Kalish has been staying busy during the pandemic, playing online concerts, and reflecting on what he calls a "history of a lifetime." Join us for music by Brahms, with thoughts on the meaning of life, from Gilbert Kalish, on this episode of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: French Suite No. 5 for Solo Piano: Movements 1 & 2
Wu Han, piano
Album: Wu Han Live
Music@Menlo 2014

Chris Brubeck: The Time Out Suite
Stockton Symphony | Peter Jaffe, conductor
Stockton Symphony Association, Atherton Auditorium, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Trio elegiaque in G Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello
Wu Han, piano | Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin | Nicholas Canellakis, cello
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center & Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

Johannes Brahms: Three Intermezzos for Piano, Op. 117
Gilbert Kalish, piano
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Hour 2

Miklos Rozsa: El Cid: Love Theme
Daniel Hope, violin | Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra | Alexander Shelley, conductor
Album: Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album
DG 4792954

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3: Movement 6 Langsam
Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra | Robert Manno, conductor
Windham Chamber Music Festival, Windham Center for the Arts, Windham, NY

Maurice Ravel: Kaddish
Daniel Hope, violin | Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Savannah Music Festival, Trinity United Methodist Church, Savannah, GA

Erno Dohnanyi: Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 8, for Cello and Piano
Bion Tsang, cello | Adam Neiman, piano
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA