Christopher O'Riley and Matt Haimovitz

Original airdate 
Dec 19, 2017

Pianist Christopher O Riley the host of From the Top and Taylor Allderdice High School grad has a new 2cd cd set with cellist Matt Haimovitz, Troika. It features Dimitri Shostakovich Waltz No 2 in a new arrangement they wrote, the Sonata in d minor op. 40 and the Prokofiev Sonata in C op. 119 with a new arrangement of his Troika. With the Rachmaninoff Sonata in g minor is the Vocalise, Viktor Tsoi's Kakushka, Lennon and McCartney's Back in the USSR and Punk Prayer-Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away by the Russian dissident rock band Pussy Riot. There's a discussion of what the cover art represents.  Chris remembers highlights from his Pittsburgh years working with Fred Rogers and Jim Cunningham attempts to draw from Matt details of his New York past and get Chris  to remember shop class and homeroom but the conversation reaches an end just at the bell. 

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Series: Voice of the Arts