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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Yefim Bronfman Plays Beethoven, Sept. 18 at 1 PM

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Pianist Yefim Bronfman

Vladimir Jurowski, one of the most sought-after conductors in the world, collaborates with one of the world’s most talented virtuoso pianists, Yefim Bronfman, in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor,” one of the supreme achievements in the genre — this Sunday, September 18th at 1 pm on The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast on WRTI.

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Conductor Vladimir Jurowski

The always incisive Jurowski, a frequent guest with The Philadelphians, also conducts the orchestra in works by Nikolai Miaskovsky, and Leos Janacek.

Maestro Jurowski’s grandfather, the Soviet film music composer Vladimir Michailovich Jurowski, studied with Miaskovsky, whose 10th Symphony was given its U.S. premiere in 1930 by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Leopold Stokowski. We’ll hear this short, powerful work on Sunday’s broadcast.

The concert concludes with Leos Janá?ek’s Taras Bulba, completed in 1918, the three divisions of Janá?ek’s score reflecting the three major events of the Cossack Taras Bulba’s life, which are depicted in programmatic fashion: the death of his son Andrei, the death of his son Ostap by execution, and finally, Taras’s own painful death.

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WRTI's Bliss Michelson speaks with pianist Yefim Bronfman.

During intermission, WRTI’s Bliss Michelson speaks backstage with Yefim Bronfman, and Susan Lewis interviews the insightful Vladimir Jurowski.

That’s Sunday, September 18th from 1 to 3 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and streaming online at WRTI.org.

Read the detailed program notes from the concert

PROGRAM:

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

Yefim Bronfman, piano

INTERMISSION 

Miaskovsky: Symphony No. 10

Janacek: TarasBulba

     Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and streaming online at WRTI.org, every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.