The English pianist makes his long-overdue debut with the PSO in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #2. He talks about the composer's concertos, and his understanding of the latest evidence surrounding Tchaikovsky's death. He also talks about his blog, and topics from Catholicism to practice tips.
Dr. Connie Ruzich of Robert Morris University summarizes the remarks of New York Times columnist David Brooks at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series on April 7, 2010.
Chatham Baroque features its core members Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson, and Scott Pauley in solo and trio repertoire. They've been touring the Baroque music circuit all season with some unusual repertoire and as Patty says, they're 'bringing it home' for their season finale.
Director of the Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh and noted authority on the music of Stephen Foster, Deane Root is the current Editor in Chief of the Grove Dictionary of Music. He'll address a symposium on Foster, April 23 & 24, 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh.
Political commentator, author and New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with QED's Jim Cunningham about his recent article on fame and happiness, his writing process, musical interests such as movie music and Bruce Springsteen, the Obama presidency, and more. Brooks is the April 7th guest of the Pittsburgh Speakers Series at Heinz Hall.
Guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier talks about Berlioz' Harold in Italy, based on the literary character by Lord Byron and featuring the viola as "Harold," and about Holst's The Planets, which Tortelier learned during his father's career in England. Tortelier also mentions his new relationship with Brazil's Sao Paulo State Orchestra.