A good way to prepare for this week’s performances by Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” in Ravel’s incomparable orchestration is to hear the piece in its original version, for solo piano.
Here’s Alice Sara Ott playing it live.
Tickets for this week’s performances are here.
Alexander Romanovsky will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Pacific Symphony on Feb. 1-4, in his California debut. Here he is playing Chopin’s Etude in G-flat, Op. 10, No. 5, taken from his newest album for Decca.
Alexander Romanovsky will perform this piece with Pacific Symphony on Feb. 1-4.
Meanwhile, you can get it in your ears by listening to Yuja Wang play it with the Berlin Philharmonic, Paavo Jarvi conducting. It’s considered one of the most technically daunting concertos for pianists in the repertoire.
Pianist Víkingur Ólafsfon’s new recording of music by Philip Glass is being mentioned in year-end best of lists. This is music that’s great to watch being performed as well as hear.
One of the earlier of Mozart’s masterpieces, the Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271, completed when he was 21. Here’s an exceptional performance from the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner, with Alfred Brendel at the piano.
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson plays it with Pacific Symphony and Rune Bergmann
tonight through Saturday.