Cereal Music playlist for 02/28/2013

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Artist Title Album Label Link
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 Van Cliburn, piano, with Kiril Kondrashin conducting the RCA Symphony RCA
Samuel Barber Piano Sonata, Op. 26 Van Cliburn, piano RCA
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 Van Cliburn, piano, with Kiril Kondrashin conducting the Symphony of the Air RCA
Franz Liszt Un Sospiro Van Cliburn, piano RCA
Sonetto del Petrarca No. 123
Consolation No. 5
Mephisto Waltz
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 Van Cliburn, piano, with Walter Hendl conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra RCA

The start of the Van Cliburn Memorial Broadcast. Pianist Van Cliburn passed away yesterday (Wednesday, February 27th) but his spirit lives on, especially in recorded sound. The show started with Tchaikovsky's First Concerto, recorded in 1958, the year Cliburn won the First International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition playing the same piece. At the competition he also played Rachmaninov's Third Concerto, which we listened to this morning. Throughout, anecdotes about the late Cliburn from an interview with my piano teacher, Jerome Lowenthal, classmate of Cliburn and fellow competitor at the Tchaikovsky Competition.