Tune in on Mondays at 9:00 pm for classical performances by top local musicians and ensembles, recorded at venues throughout the Washington area.
Previous broadcasts have included performances recorded at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.
Presented by the Phillips Collection
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:00pm
He is one of the leading pianists of our time: Hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy and remarkable levels of color, Sergei Babayan brings a deep understanding and insight to an exceptionally diverse repertoire. Le Figaro has praised his "unequaled touch, perfectly harmonious phrasing and breathtaking virtuosity." Le Devoir from Montreal put it simply: “Sergei Babayan is a genius. Period.”
In the 2018/19 season, Mr. Babayan’s schedule includes concert performances with the Lucerne Festival Strings, Dusseldorf Symphony, Antwerp Symphony, Cameristi del Teatro alla Scala, the Mariinsky Orchestra, and the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Sergei Babayan also performs at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus and Munich Prinzregententheater, the Maison de la Radio in Paris, at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and Frankfurt Alte Oper, and the Zurich Tonhalle. He will also appear at major festivals including La Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse, and Verbier Festival. Mr. Babayan performs with the world's foremost orchestras, including the London Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Warsaw Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony.
Arvo Pärt - Für Alina
Franz Liszt - B minor Ballad
Vladimir Ryabov - Fantasia in C minor, in memory of Maria Yudina
JS Bach - Selections from the Klavierbüchlein for Wilherlm Friedemann Bach
Frédéric Chopin - Selections
Polonaise in C-sharp minor Op. 26, Valse in C-sharp minor Op. 64 No. 2, Barcarolle in F-sharp Major Op. 60
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Selections
Etude-tableaux No. 5 in E-flat minor Op. 39, Moments musicaux in E-flat minor Op. 16 No. 2, Moments musicaux in C Major Op. 16 No. 6