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Shostakovich's Piano Quintet

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Performance Today - March 9, 2023


March 09, 2023

In 1940, Dmitri Shostakovich wrote a piece that fulfilled a wish for his friends as well as a wish of his own, and the result was a huge success. Join us to hear the story and the music: the Piano Quintet by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
Joshua Bell, violin | Orchestra of St. Luke's | Michael Stern, conductor
Album: Voice Of The Violin
Sony 97779

Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic | Michael Stern, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17: Movement 1
Jeremy Denk, piano
Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57: Movements 4-5
Hyeyeon Park, piano | Yeri Roh and James Thompson, violins | Matthew Lipman, viola | Audrey Chen, cello
Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, Spieker Center for the Arts, Atherton, CA

Hour 2

Jorge Morel: Otro Tango, Buenos Aires
Celil Refik Kaya, guitar
Album: Jorge Morel Y Su Guitarra

Jean-Baptiste Loeillet: Suite in E
Celil Refik Kaya, guitar
Round Top Music Festival, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Leonard Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra | Martyn Brabbins, conductor
ZZEBU, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp, Belgium

Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Taipei Music Academy Festival String Orchestra
Taipei Music Academy & Festival (TMAF), National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan