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

Gabriel Faure: Barcarolle No. 1 in A minor, Op. 26
John Novacek, piano
Album: Last Kiss: Romantic piano music for love and passion
Four Winds 3016

Franz Doppler: Souvenir de Rigi, Op. 34
Julie Thornton, flute | Michael Thornton, horn | Susan Grace, piano | Liam Candib, handbell
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Performance Hall, Colorado Springs, CO

Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.15
Jinjoo Cho, violin | Eric Wong, viola | Max Geissler, cello | Hyun Soo Kim, piano
Geneva Music Festival, Froelich Hall, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, NY

Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance, from El amor brujo (Love, the Magician)
Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw | Christian Vasquez, conductor
Witold Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, Poland

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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