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 […]