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Dvořák's assertive defiance, Debussy's 'cosmic rhythm' and a summer celebration of André Watts

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The New York Times
Pianist André Watts

Classical KC presents another grab bag of amazing Kansas City Symphony performances led by accomplished guest conductors. Music by Dvořák, Debussy and Gerónimo Giménez, plus Beethoven's Concerto No. 4 in G Major featuring pianist Andrew Watts.

Hosts

Dan Margolies
Michael Stern

Program

Nocturne in A-flat Major, Op. 32, No. 1
by Frédéric Chopin, arr. by Igor Stravinsky
Jun Märkl, guest conductor
Live performance, November 2013

Nocturnes
by Claude Debussy
I. Nuages
II. Fêtes
Robert Spano, guest conductor
Live performance, October 2017

Concerto No. 4 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Gilbert Varga, guest conductor
André Watts, piano
Live performance, April 2014

Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70
by Antonín Dvořák
Carlos Kalmar, guest conductor
Live performance, March 2015

Intermedio from La boda de Luis Alonso
by Gerónimo Giménez
Carlos Miguel Prieto, guest conductor
Live performance, November 2015

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