The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · Today we chat with Houston Symphony Music Director, Hans Graf, and one of the world's great pianists, Garrick Ohlsson about this weekend's Houston Symphony Classical Series Concerts, which conclude the Orchestra's season with two blockbuster pieces: Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring...

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Seymour Lipkin

Posted on · This podcast features pianist Seymour Lipkin performing Beethoven's Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat, Op. 106. Widely considered Beethoven's single most difficult composition for the piano, the so-called "Hammerklavier" sonata remains one of the most challenging solo works in the entire piano repertoire.

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Italian Romantics

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from two October 2009 Da Camera concerts: a recital by guitarist Eliot Fisk and harpsichordist John Gibbons and Italian Romantics, featuring Fisk and the Enso String Quartet. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Modern Virtuosos

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from Da Camera's November 2009 concert Modern Virtuosos. Three virtuosos perform solo works by a major 20th century composer and two composers active today. Saxophonist Valerie Vidal plays Luciano Berio's Sequenza 9b for alto saxophone. Violinist Jennifer Koh performs Esa-Pekka Salonen's Lachen Verlernt. Pianist Marilyn Nonken plays the Fall, Winter and Summer movements from Liza Lim's The Four Seasons (After Cy Twombly.) > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Da Camera Podcast: Preludes and Fugues: Bach and Shostakovich

Posted on · This podcast features an April 2004 concert by the Sarah Rothenberg and John Gibbons at The Menil Collection. Selected pieces from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 are preformed by pianist Sarah Rothenberg and harpsichordist John Gibbons. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Houston Symphony CEO to Head Down Under

Posted on · The Houston Symphony Society is looking for a new leader. Executive Director and CEO Matthew VanBesien is leaving Houston to be the new managing director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra next year. Pat Hernandez has more.