A piano-centric program, this episode begins with Prokofiev’s powerful Second Piano Concerto, and closes with Poulenc’s delightful Concerto for Two Pianos. William Walton’s First Symphony is between them, and Gerard McBurney offers an insightful commentary on the work. Pianist Kirill Gerstein also discusses the Prokofiev concerto. Semyon Bychkov conducts.

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2 in G Minor, Op. 16
Kirill Gerstein
Walton Symphony No.1 in B-flat Minor

Originally recorded at concerts on Oct. 24, 25 and 26, 2013

Poulenc Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Katia and Marielle Labèque

Originally recorded at concerts on Nov. 17 and 19, 2011

Williams Excerpt from soundtrack to Lincoln
John Williams, conductor

This program will be available until Jan. 28, 2017

Photo: Chris Christodoulou



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