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Joy And Pain With Rouse, Tchaikovsky And Strauss

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss and Christopher Rouse

This week we feature three performances by The Kansas City Symphony revealing the rich emotional depth of these pieces. We'll also hear what Michael Stern learned from an early mentor of his, Christoph von Dohnányi, a guest conductor on this week's program.

An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live performance, March 2012
Christoph von Dohnanyi, guest conductor

Odna Zhizn
by Christopher Rouse
Live performance, September 2017

Ein Heldenleben Op. 40
by Richard Strauss
Live performance, June 2015

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