Poster Pianist Kirill Gerstein
Pianist Kirill Gerstein
Photo: Marco Borggreve
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Kirill Gerstein plays Rachmaninoff

Performance Today - May 28, 2024

Sure, it's a flashy showpiece for piano, but Kirill Gerstein says, "If you dig deeper, it's also a sincere expression straight from the heart." On today's show, hear Kirill Gerstein play Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with conductor Hannu Lintu leading the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Franz Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 3 in F Major: "Paysage"
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Album: Liszt: Transcendental Etudes
Myrios Classics 19

Julia Perry, arr. Roger Zahab: Prelude for Strings
Experiential Orchestra | James Blachly, conductor
Renewal: An Evening with Louise Toppin, DiMenna Center, New York City, NY

Mason Bynes: Two Stepping
WindSync
Chamberfest Cheboygan, Cheboygan Opera House, Cheboygan, MI

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Kirill Gerstein, piano | St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | Hannu Lintu, conductor
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Powell Hall, St. Louis, MO

Hour 2

Gaspar Cassado: Requiebros
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello | Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Album: Cassado: Requiebros Single
Decca Classics

Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in C Major, No. 60, Hob.XVI/50
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Sir Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Erno Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Op. 10
Augustin Hadelich, violin | Jonathan Vinocour, viola | Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

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