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Olga Kern

October 23, 2014

Pianist Olga Kern

Olga Kern was 26 when she won the Cliburn Piano Competition. Thirteen years later, her musical voice has matured and she is a piano powerhouse. On Thursday's Performance Today, we'll hear Olga Kern in concert playing a set of variations by Clara Schumann.

Today's Playlist



hour 1

  • Luigi Boccherini
    Rondo from String Quintet in C major, Op. 28 No. 4
    The Delme Quartet with cellist Jonathan Williams
    Favourite Encores for String Quartet
    Helios 88038
  • Clara Schumann
    Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20
    Olga Kern, piano
    Charlotte Concerts, Halton Theater, Charlotte, NC
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Capriccio italien, Op. 45
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    McDermott Concert Hall, Meyer Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
  • Luigi Boccherini
    String Quartet in g minor, Op. 8 no. 4
    Graffe String Quartet: Stepan Graffe, violin; Lukas Bednarik, violin; Lukas Cybulski, viola; Michal Hreno, cello
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA

hour 2

  • George Gershwin (arr. Jonathan Tunick)
    But Not For Me
    Joshua Bell, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; John Wiliams, conductor
    Gershwin Fantasy
    Sony 60659
  • Arturo Marquez (arr. Oliver Nickel)
    Danzon No. 2
    Dallas Winds; Michael Haithcock, conductor
    Meyeron Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
  • Alberto Ginastera
    Concert Variations
    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, music director
    Royce Hall, Westwood, CA
  • George Gershwin
    Somebody Loves Me
    Eldar Djangirov, piano
    Windham Chamber Music Festival, Windham Civic Centre, Windham, NY
  • Billy Strayhorn
    Take the A Train
    Eldar Djangirov, piano
    Windham Chamber Music Festival, Windham Civic Centre, Windham, NY
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