Music Interviews

Conversations with the performers, the conductors, the composers and other people instrumental in creating today's live and recorded classical music. 

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Stephen Hough
1:21 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Stephen Hough brings Beethoven to Stamford

Stephen Hough
Credit juilliard.edu

Virtuoso pianist Stephen Hough joins the Stamford Symphony Orchestra for their concerts at the Palace Theater on Saturday, Februrary 14th and Sunday, February 15th.  Kate Remington talked with Stephen about his experiences building a career as a soloist, as well as his advice to up and coming music students.  

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Ilya Kaler
1:37 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Violinist Ilya Kaler Plays Music from the Inside Out

violinist Ilya Kaler
Credit abcjournal.com

Violinist Ilya Kaler thinks deeply context and the color of the music he performs.  He'll be the soloist with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Violin Concerto by Sibelius on Saturday, Nov 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16.  Kate Remington talked with Kaler about how he prepares for a performance.  

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New Haven Symphony Orchestra
11:48 am
Fri November 7, 2014

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra Rediscovers Walton

William Bougton

The New Haven Symphony has released not one, but TWO new recordings.  One features the music of August Read Thomas, and the other is the second in a series of the music of William Walton.  Kate Remington talked with NHSO Music Director, William Boughton about the challenges and rewards of creating these recordings.  

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Augusta Read Thomas
10:12 am
Thu November 6, 2014

New CD celebrates Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas
Credit augustareadthomas.com

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra just released a CD of live performances of their two-year collaboration with composer Augusta Read Thomas.  She says the disc is an important record of her recent work, and is really proud of it.  She talked with Kate Remington about how crucial it is for new music to be heard and recorded.

    

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Frederic Chiu
12:19 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Frederic Chiu's Birthday bash

Frederic Chiu
Credit frederic-chopin.com

Piano virtuoso Frederic Chiu is celebrating his 50th birthday, which happens to coincide with his 25 anniversary as a Yamaha Artist, with a spectacular concert at Columbia University on October 30th.  He's chosen some of his favorite pieces by Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, and a two piano version of Chopin's Rondo, Op. 73.  Kate Remington talked with Chiu about his career, and about the immersive experiences offered at his Beechwood Arts salons.

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