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Great composers and their next moves — Part 3

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov performs Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony, March 2016
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Behzod Abduraimov performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony, March 2016

This week we'll listen to the Kansas City Symphony perform another trio of twos: Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto, Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety."

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


Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Carlos Kalmar, guest conductor
Live performance, March 2015

Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
by Leonard Bernstein
Ran Dank, piano
Live performance, June 2018

Concerto No. 2 in C Minor for Piano And Orchestra, Op. 18
by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Live performance, March 2016

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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.
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