Poster Gabriela Montero
Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan pianist and composer
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Performance Today®

What a treat!

Join us for a special hour co-hosted by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, our 2023 PT Classical Woman of the Year. What a treat!

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, arr. Maud Powell: Deep River
Randall Goosby, violin | Zhu Wang, piano
Album: Randall Goosby Plays Florence Price

Traditional: Maoz Tzur
Zamir Chorale of Boston | Joshua Jacobson, conductor
Album: Lights: Music for Chanukah

Franz Liszt: Transcendental Etudes No. 6 in G Minor "Vision"
Yunchan Lim, piano
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX

Peter Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Randall Goosby, violin | Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Louis Langree, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

Hour 2

Alberto Ginastera: Piano Sonata No. 1, Movement 1 Allegro Marcato
Gabriela Montero, piano
Album: Solatino

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

Gabriela Montero: Piano Concerto No. 1 "Latin Concerto" Movement 1
Gabriela Montero, piano | Orchestra of the Americas | Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Album: Montero & Ravel: Piano Concertos

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2 for two pianos in C Major, Op. 17 Movements 1-2
Martha Argerich, piano | Gabriela Montero, piano
Album: Rachmaninov: Music for Two Pianos
Warner Classics

Gabriela Montero: Left Hand Improvisation, from "Take 1, 20 Reflections on the Americas"
Gabriela Montero, piano
Video Album: "Take 1, 20 Reflections on the Americas"

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