Poster Pianist Orli Shaham
Pianist Orli Shaham
Photo: Aleks Karjaka
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Orli Shaham plays Schubert

Franz Schubert was shorter than most people, a little self-conscious, and socially awkward. His friends affectionately called him "Schwammerl," the little mushroom. Schubert shared himself with his friends through music that many of us still treasure two centuries later. On today’s show, we’ll hear pianist Orli Shaham play a sonata by Schubert at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Astor Piazzolla, arr. Karli Vehmanen: Histoire du Tango Movement 1: Bordel 1900
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp | Lucia Lin, violin | J.P. Jofre, bandoneon
Album: Astor Piazzolla "Escualo"
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907627

Astor Piazzolla: Adios Nonino
Geoffrey Herd, violin |  Ken Meyer, guitar | Esther Park, piano | Greg Robbins, bass | JP Jofre, bandoneon
Geneva Music Festival, Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY

Wang Jie: The Winter that United Us
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes "Household Music"
Arturo Delmoni and Michael Roth, violins | Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola | Peter Sanders, cello
Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT

Hour 2

Franz Schubert: German Dance, D 783, No 10
Gil Shaham, violin | Goran Sollscher, guitar
Album: Schubert for Two
DG 471 568

Bela Bartok: Quartet No. 5: Movement 1: Allegro
Doric Quartet
Capital Region Classical, Union College, Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, NY

Claude Debussy: Sacred and Profane Dances
Madeline Olson, harp | The Buffalo Philharmonic | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Franz Schubert: Sonata in A major, D 664
Orli Shaham, piano
Kaufman Music Center, Merkin Hall, New York, NY

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