The Macedonian piano virtuoso makes his Pittsburgh debut in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. He talks about the appeal of Rachmaninoff, the role of taste, and about Rachmaninoff's enormous hands.
Noseda will begin the PSO's 3-week Rachmaninoff Festival. He champions the Symphony #1, whose premiere was ruined by Glazunov, and Rhapsodizes about Macedonian guest pianist Simon Trpceski. Noseda also shares his pasta sauce secrets.
The Pittsburgh Symphony's guest violinist talks about recording the Korngold concerto (which he performs at Heinz Hall), about his growing involvement in conducting, and with some reservation, his private life.
Dr. Connie Ruzich of Robert Morris University recaps the remarks and Q & A session of Dr. Jane Goodall at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series on March 25th, 2009.
Noseda talks about his productions at the Met and his program of Viennese composers Schubert, Korngold and Webers as he conducts the first of two weekends at Heinz Hall.
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