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Gabriela Montero - pianist, composer, improviser
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Gabriela Montero

Gabriela Montero is a pianist, improviser, educator, mentor, composer, and human rights advocate—a woman of great personal integrity. Tune in today to hear why Gabriela Montero is our 2023 PT Classical Woman of the Year.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in B minor, No. 1, Op. 119, No. 1
Joyce Yang, piano
Album: The Frederic Chopin Society (Live)
MPR 091108

Johannes Brahms: Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op. 102: Movement 1 Allegro
Jun Iwasaki, violin | Kevin Bate, cello | The Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
The Nashville Symphony, The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Gioacchino Rossini, arr. LAGQ: Overture from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's  By The Sea Church, Jacksonville, FL

Gabriela Montero: Improvisation No. 2
Gabriela Montero, piano
Album: Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 | Gabriela Montero: Ex Patria, 3 Improvisations

Igor Stravinsky: Piano Sonata, K.043, the "1924" Sonata
Gabriela Montero, piano
Gabriela Montero at Prager, Prager Family Center for the Arts, Easton, MD

Hour 2

Anna Clyne: Dance: In the middle of the fighting
Inbal Segev, cello | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Marin Alsop, conductor
Album: Clyne: Dance - Elgar: Cello Concerto
Avie 2419

Alfredo Piatti: Fantasy on the Themes from Il Trovatore, by Giuseppe Verdi
Zlatomir Fung, cello | Dina Vainshtein, piano
Friends of Chamber Music, Bryan, TX (Virtual Event)

Anna Clyne: Stride
The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, TX

Isabella Leonarda: Sonata Duodecima Op.16
Emi Ferguson, flute | Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord | William Short, bassoon
Camerata Pacifica, Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

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