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From Tchaikovsky to Shostakovich to Trifonov: Russian music across three different centuries

Eric T. Williams
Pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov takes a bow after performing his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E-flat minor with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony.

Michael Stern and Dan Margolies will explore music by three Russian composers in live performances by the Kansas City Symphony. We'll hear Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 2 and Daniil Trifonov's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E-flat minor with the composer as soloist.

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.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Symphony No. 2 in B major, Op. 14
by Dimitri Shostakovich
Live performance, June 2016

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E-flat minor
by Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Live performance, November 2016

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live performance, September 2014

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Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at