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Classical Album of the Week: Brahms' Late Piano Works by Garrick Ohlsson

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January 21, 2019. In advance of our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert Broadcast on January 27th featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson, we're highlighting his new release Brahms: Late Piano Works.

In 1970, Garrick Ohlsson became the first American to win first prize in the International Chopin Competition. 

In the years since, this Grammy-winning artist has become renowned for his sensitive lyricism and athletic virtuosity in a range of repertoire.  In Brahms: Late Piano Works, he turns to three of Brahms last piano works: Fantasias, Op. 116, Intermezzos, Op. 117, and Clavierstuke, Op. 118.  Also on the album: a very early piece, Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4, which, composed when Brahms was 18, became the first piece he approved for publication. 

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On Sunday, January 27th on WRTI 90.1 Garrick Ohlsson performs Bartok's Piano Concerto with The Philadelphia Orchestra. 

He'll also be performing an all-Brahms program on March 13th at the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. 

 

As senior producer of arts and culture, Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and producer of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series, to which she also contributes weekly intermission interviews. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.