Collaborations are the focus of this week’s episode, starting with violinist Oleg Kagan and pianist Sviatoslav Richter playing Mozart. Next, Matthies Silke-Thora and Christian Köhn play the opening movement of Brahms’ String Sextet No. 2 in the composer’s piano four-hands arrangement. This is followed by the first movement from Bartok’s Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, led by pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
Then we have the central movement from Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto, which features a piano trio, in the classic Mikhail Pletnev recording.
American composer Leo Sowerby’s 1953 Piano Trio is an underrated masterpiece that needs to be rediscovered, and we’ll hear its finale played by La Musica Gioiosa Trio. Lastly, a Dvorak Slavonic Dance, boisterously served up by the Thorson & Thurber piano duo.
Tune in Tuesday night at 10, with a rebroadcast Wednesday at noon, exclusively on The Classical Network and WWFM.org