Best of the Bluff, Year Two: Mixed Doubles

PNC Recital Hall 408 Magee St., Pittsburgh, PA

One of the highlights of Budapest on the Bluff during the 2012–2013 season was Bartók’s dramatic and exciting Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, reprised here by the two-piano team of Cynthia Raim and David Allen Wehr (who recently celebrated 25 years of collaboration), along with percussion superstars Andrew Reamer and Edward Stephan. Repertoire: Bartók: […]

Best of the Bluff, Season Two: Virtuoso

PNC Recital Hall 408 Magee St., Pittsburgh, PA

Audience favorite Barbara Nissman returns with Rachmaninoff’s beautiful and passionate Piano Sonata #2, which she recently recorded. Australian cellist Clancy Newman makes his pandemic-delayed Pittsburgh debut, playing Beethoven’s magnificent Sonata #3 and Schumann’s elegant Adagio and Allegro with David Allen Wehr. Repertoire: Schumann: Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano Beethoven: Sonata #3 for Cello […]

Best of the Bluff: To the Distant Beloved

PNC Recital Hall 408 Magee St., Pittsburgh, PA

Repertoire: Beethoven’s letter to his “Immortal Beloved” was found unsent after his death, and scholars are still mystified by the identity of the woman who clearly captured the emotions of the composer. Beethoven also poured his feelings into the first-ever song cycle, the last song of which was a direct inspiration for Schumann, who composed […]