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The begrudging respect between Tchaikovsky and Brahms

Eric T. Williams Copyright - A
Pianist Vadym Kholodenko takes a bow after a June 2015 performance of Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall.

Celebrate the birthdays and music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Johannes Brahms as co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies explore the fascinating, if transient, relationship between these two musical giants. We'll hear Tchaikovsky's Cappricio italien and Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra, plus Arnold Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Capriccio italien, Op. 45
by Peter Tchaikovsky
Carlos Kalmar, guest conductor
Live performance, March 2015

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
by Johannes Brahms, orch. by Arnold Schoenberg
Asher Fisch, guest conductor
Live performance, May 2013

Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 23
by Peter Tchaikovsky
Vadym Kholodenko, piano
Live performance, June 2015

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