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Hannu Lintu - Mar 4, 2009

Relatively-unknown Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut on late notice in a program of Debussy, Prokofiev and Stravinsky that was intended for maestro Charles Dutoit. Jim Cunningham meets Hannu Lintu backstage at Heinz Hall.

Jorge Federico Osorio - Feb 27, 2009

Noted Brahms interpreter Jorge Federico Osorio, born in Mexico and based in Chicago, talks about his career and long fascination with Brahms before his unexpected Pittsburgh Symphony debut in Brahms' Concerto #1.

Manfred Honeck on Dvorak and Brahms - Feb 23, 2009

The PSO's Music Director talks about the musical relationships between Dvorak, Brahms, and Schumann as he prepares Brahms' Piano Concerto #1 and Dvorak's Eighth Symphony.

Honeck on Carmina Burana - Feb 19, 2009

PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck gives his view of Carl Orff's spectacular masterpiece, Carmina Burana. He also talks with Jim Cunningham about Haydn's Oboe Concerto.

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos - Feb 6, 2009

Spanish guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos shares insights on Ravel's Bolero and Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, which he conducts along with Beethoven's 8th Symphony in his Pittsburgh Symphony concerts.

Yan Pascal Tortelier - Jan 29, 2009

The PSO's former Principal Guest Conductor returns to lead his own orchestration of Ravel's Piano Trio, along with Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Sibelius' The Swan of Tuonela, and Grieg's Piano Concerto with soloist Orion Weiss.

Gabriela Montero - Jan 26, 2009

She played for President Obama's inauguration, then made her inaugural PSO appearance in Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Pianist Gabriela Montero may be elected a winner at the Grammy Awards for her CD of Baroque improvisations.

John Adams - Jan 13, 2009

Pittsburgh Symphony 2008-2009 Composer of the Year (and guest conductor) John Adams talks about his "Doctor Atomic" symphony, highlights from "Nixon in China," and "On the Transmigration of Souls," as well as his recently-published autobiography, titled "Hallelujah Junction."

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