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The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI 90.1: Yannick, Trifonov, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2

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Pianist Daniil Trifonov

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist Daniil Trifonov, and The Philadelphia Orchestra: It's a dream team of Rachmaninoff specialists. Listen to this re-broadcast on Thursday, May 14th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 and Friday, May 15th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1.

Following the Grammy-nominated Deutsche Grammophon recording Rachmaninoff Variations and Trifonov's critically acclaimed subscription debut performing the Piano Concerto No. 4, the young Russian superstar—Gramophone magazine's musican of the year in 2016—returned to perform and record live the composer's gorgeous and popular masterpiece, the Concerto No. 2. It was paired with Bartók's most famous work, which gives each section of the orchestra a turn in the spotlight.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin talks backstage with WRTI's Susan Lewis about the program.

Listen to Assistant Principal Viola Kerri Ryan speak with WRTI's Debra Lew Harder.


Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2


Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

     Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

     Daniil Trifonov, piano

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts, every Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1, streaming online at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI mobile app! Listen again on Mondays at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2.

And now until June, 2020: Listen to a weekly schedule of re-broadcasts of additional archival Philadelphia Orchestra concerts. Each program airs Thursday at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 and streaming online, and again on Friday at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and our classical stream.

Gregg was the host of WRTI's morning drive show from 2012 until his retirement from WRTI in January, 2021. He began producing and hosting The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcasts in 2013, joining the Orchestra in Hong Kong for the first-ever live international radio broadcasts from that island in 2016, and in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for two historic broadcasts in 2018. You can still hear Gregg as host of the Orchestra broadcasts every Sunday and Monday on WRTI.