The midwinter air takes a bright new light with the incandescent colors of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite in this performance from Los Angeles.
No piano concerto starts with an air of such hushed anticipation as Prokofiev's 2nd. A hot young talent at the piano, Alexander Gavrylyuk, makes this a very special concert.
A superstar violinist stretches his conducting wings...
Johannes Moser may not be a household name yet, but the fact that this German artist is going to play Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto -- written for no one less than Rostropovich -- with arguably the world's greatest orchestra says it all.
Scott Yoo soloed on violin at 12 with the Boston Symphony, then went on to get a degree in physics from Harvard, and in the last decade has made his name with a conductor's baton. This week, the astonishingly gifted young musician steps on the podium to lead the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.