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Performer: Peter Serkin

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CincinnatiOrchestral Fireworks

Dvořák, Stravinsky, Suk, Janáček
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Sir Mark Elder; Peter Serkin

Aix-en-ProvenceGénération @ Aix

Brahms, Mozart
Peter Serkin; Philibert Perrine; Amaury Viduvier; Rafael Angster

Aix-en-ProvenceBach, Goldberg Variations

Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Peter Serkin, Piano

New York CityPeoples' Symphony Concerts Presents: Peter Serkin, piano

Peter Serkin, Piano
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Prom 26: Romanticism Triumphs as the Modernists come to the Proms

Oliver Knussen © BBC | Mark Allan
Brahms's Second Piano Concerto acts as the enlightening partner to Dutch avant-garde composer Reinbert de Leeuw's first symphonic work in 40 years, under the baton of Oliver Knussen.
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Family tradition: Peter Serkin's Reger in Dresden

Peter Serkin © Kathy Chapman
For the centennial celebration of Max Reger’s death, American pianist Peter Serkin and Herbert Blomstedt travelled to Saxony, the composer’s birthplace, touring orchestras with his Piano Concerto in F minor.
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The intimate and the grandiose: Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Peter Serkin © Touhey Serkin
Schoenberg's extraordinary orchestration of Brahms' G minor Piano Quartet completes a satisfying Sydney Symphony Orchestra concert under the baton of Matthias Pintscher. 
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Stravinsky and a Maxwell Davies première with Knussen and the SCO

Peter Maxwell Davies  ©  Martin Lengemann
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Scottish Chamber Orchestra composer in residence in the late 1980s, seemed an appropriate choice to write a piece for this, the orchestra’s 40th anniversary year. As the title suggests, Concert Overture: Ebb of Winter was written during the approach of Spring this year and portrays the changing seasons in Maxwell Davies’ adopted homeland of Orkney.
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Prom 26: Oliver Knussen conducts Henze, Stravinsky and Tippett

Oliver Knussen  © Mark Allan BBC
Concerts conducted by Oliver Knussen are always impeccably programmed, with surprising connections often teased out between unusual pieces. His 2013 Proms appearance was no exception to this rule, juxtaposing two contrasting works for piano and orchestra by Igor Stravinsky, in between a symphonic sandwich of orchestral pieces by Hans Werner Henze and Michael Tippett.
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