Classical pianist and composer Stephen Hough is set to release his brand new album with the Andris Nelsons led City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Schumann and Dvořák Piano Concertos, on Hyperion Records April 8. Consisting of a rarely heard work by Antonín Dvořák alongside one of Robert Schumann's well-known piano concertos -- the juxtaposition exemplifies the characteristic idiom of both composers while revealing a new perspective on the pianistic writing of each, as well as the solo piano concerto form overall.
Chemistry. You've either got it or you haven't. So one would think that musicians who live together and play together would have it. And one would think right, in many cases. It's an interesting phenomenon and we thought we'd explore it in a little more detail with these five interesting case studies. Sounds like couples therapy? Far be it from us to say.
On Friday evening, under the baton of Thomas Wilkins and the Omaha Symphony, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice performed the first movement (and just the first-movement-only) of the much loved Piano Concerto in A Minor.