The Front Row

The Front Row, Wednesday, 12/31/2008

Pianist & practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Kogan sits down at the KUHF Steinway with host St.John Flynn for a one-on-one lecture on Mozart: The Music & Mind of a Genius.

Pianist Richard Kogan describes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a child prodigy and his transition to a mature master composer.  Dr. Kogan also plays Mozart’s Piano Sonata, K. 331, featuring the famous Rondo all Turca.  Listen  Download

Dr. Kogan talks about Mozart’s personality, creative process and what might have happened had the composer lived longer.  We hear Dr. Kogan perform the slow movement from the Piano Sonata, K. 310.  Listen  Download


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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