Morning Glories: Pianists at Carnegie

by Rex Levang, Minnesota Public Radio
February 17, 2014

St. Paul, Minn. — Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a standout work based on the theme for the week. We call these works Morning Glories.

In our Morning Glories this week, we'll hear from six well-practiced pianists, all performing at Carnegie Hall. One of them will also be featured on New Classical Tracks this Wednesday, and on our Minnesota Orchestra broadcast this Friday.

Monday

Haydn: Sonata No. 60
Lang Lang may be best known for Romantic repertoire. Here he turns his hand to some elegant Haydn.

Tuesday

Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 119
Andre Watts played these pieces at Carnegie, to mark his 25th anniversary as a recitalist.

Wednesday

Beethoven: Sonata No. 32
From 2000, here's Mikhail Pletnev, playing Beethoven's last sonata.

Thursday

Schubert: Fantasy in F minor
The Schubert Fantasy is one of the masterpieces of the piano duet literature. It's performed here by James Levine and Evgeny Kissin.

Friday

Chopin: Preludes
This is the brand-new disc from Daniil Trifonov,who appears with the Minnesota Orchestra tonight.


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