Poster Pianist Margaryta Golovko
Ukrainian pianist Margaryta Golovko
Photo: Youry Bilak
Performance Today®

Ukrainian pianist Margaryta Golovko

Pianist Margaryta Golovko was born and raised in Ukraine. She has expressed her love of her home country this past year by playing as much Ukrainian music as possible. On today’s show, we’ll take you to a concert in Moldova to hear Margaryta Golovko play the “Slavic Concerto” by Ukrainian composer Boris Lyatoshynsky.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Grazyna Bacewicz: Two Oberki
Piotr Plawner, violin | Ewa Kupiec, piano
Album: Grazyna Bacewicz: Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Hanssler 93117

Boris Lyatoshynsky: Slavic Concerto for piano and orchestra, Op. 54: Movements 1-2
Margaryta Golovko, piano | National Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Moldova | Valentin Doni, conductor
Nights of Piano Music International Music Festival, Organ Hall, Chisinau, Moldova

Camille Saint-Saens: Septet for Trumpet, Strings, and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 65
Ansel Norris, trumpet | Ravenna Lipchik, violin | Felicity James, violin | Olivia Chew, viola | Austin Fisher, cello | Paul Macres, bass | Timothy Lovelace, piano
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN

Johannes Brahms: F-A-E Sonata:  Movement 3 Scherzo
Stefani Matsuo, violin | Drew Petersen, piano
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

Hour 2

Louise Farrenc: Symphony No. 1: Movement 3 Minuetto - Moderato
Luxembourg European Soloists | Christoph Konig, conductor
Album: Farrenc: Symphony No. 1 - Overtures - Grand Variations
Naxos 574094

Gabriel Faure: Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15: Movement 4
Wu Han, piano | Paul Huang, violin | Matthew Lipman, viola | Clive Greensmith, cello
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Carlos Chavez: Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India)
Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw | Christian Vasquez, conductor
Witold Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, Poland

Louise Farrenc: Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano, Op. 40
Marya Martin, flute | Kemp Jernigan, oboe | Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet | Peter Kolkay, bassoon | Stewart Rose, horn | Juho Pohjonen, piano
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, Bridgehampton, NY

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