CLASSICS BY THE GLASS
Curated by Maria Radutu | Great piano concertos with a hosted wine tasting
Moscow and St. Petersburg: Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto is a great success. Especially when performed on two pianos! And now we can stroll past Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” in a new arrangement for accordion.
Paris and Warsaw: Chopin’s heart is buried in Warsaw while his body lies in Paris. Two countries as different as Poulenc and Penderecki. Plus Chopin’s immortal First Piano Concerto!
Vienna has always been a convivial place, as demonstrated by the tradition of home concerts. So Mozart’s piano concerto works well with string quartet, and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” is a full-scale drama for a home setting.
New York: Christoph Cech has written a new instrumental version of “Rhapsody in Blue”, which he performs with his CC Jazz Orchestra Project. Jazz from the wild 20s and 30s, played with the wild enthusiasm of the period.