Sunday Classics

Pianist Audrey Vardangea live in the KPFA studios

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Larry Bensky hosts pianist Audrey Vardanega, live on this program. Audrey Vardanega, Oakland born and raised made her Midsummer Mozart Festival debut in 2010 at age 14. Since then, Vardanega has earned high praise from audiences and critics, who describe her as playing “with an astonishing beauty and maturity beyond her years.” Audrey plays live in the KPFA studios and talks with Larry about her upcoming memorial concert for conductor George Cleve her mentor of many years.audrey_cropped_2_800

More info on Audrey’s concert at the Berkeley Hillside Club:



Murray Perahia, pianoSchubert "Impromptu #3 in B-flat major Op.142"Schubert, "Impromptus D899 & D935"Sony
Vassily Primakov, pianoTchaikovsky, "Album pour enfants, Op. 39""Primakov in Concert Vol.1"Bridge
Jaaako Guusto, violin; Folke Grasbeck, piano; Marko Ylonen, celloSibelius, "Trio for Violin, piano & cello in D Major"youtubeBIS
Olivier Charlier, violin; Brigitte Engerer, pianoGrieg, "Sonata for violin and piano No.3 Op.45"Grieg, "Sonatas for violin and piano"Harmonia Mundi
Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano; Graham Johnson, pianoMartinu, "Miniatures," "Song for a Friend of My Country"Magdalena Kozena, "Love Songs"DG
Robert and Gaby Casadesus, pianosBach, "Concerto for Two Pianos, Strings and Continuo in C Major""J.S. Bach Concerts"Sony
Yuja Wang, Piano; Kurt Masur, conducor Verbier Festival OrcestraMendelssohn "Piano Conceerto # 1"Verbier Festival 2014youtube
Evgeni Kissin, pianoLizst, "Forest Murmurs," "Appasionata Etude""Evgeny Kissin Plays Chopin and Lizst"Brilliant Classics
Audrey Vardanega, piano; Larry Bensky, interviewerBrahms, Mozart, Lizst excerptsLive in StudioGeorge Cleve Tribute Recital, Hillside Club, Berkeley, 1/3/16 7 p.m.

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