Weekend of November 21, 2009
Lang Lang Goes Chamber
This year, for the first time in his career, the young Chinese pianist Lang Lang is playing chamber music. He joined violinist David Chan (concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) and cellist Hai-Ye Ni (principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra) to play the Piano Trio by Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall in New York. Right before that concert, the trio joined Fred Child at the studios of WQXR in New York, to talk about the Tchaikovsky Trio, and to play the dramatic opening movement.
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Etude No. 3 in E
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker
Cellist Ashley Bathgate and pianist Nancy Hull
Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter, New York
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is David Engel from Norfolk, VA.
Concerto for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings in C Minor, Op. 35
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker and trumpeter Mark Hughes with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Hans Graf
Jones Hall, Houston
Etudes No. 1 in C-sharp Minor and No. 3 in B Minor
Pianist Lang Lang
George Frideric Handel
Concerto Grosso in A Minor, Op. 6, No. 4, HWV 322
Arte Dei Suonatori
Frederiksberg Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
Perfchat with Lang Lang, David Chan, and Hai-Ye Ni
First movement from Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
Pianist Lang Lang, violinist David Chan, and cellist Hai-Ye Ni
WQXR Studios, New York City
Andante from Symphony No. 5 in D, Op. 107
The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with conductor Riccardo Chailly
Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany