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Stephen Hough's Dream Album

Pianist, composer, and writer Stephen Hough has made many albums of miniatures, but this is the most personal. He had a hand in the creation of many of the selections, alongside favorites by Romantic-era composers. Michael Keelan talked with him. (note: The cover has the other Temptation of St. Anthony by Bosch, aside from the Nelson-Atkins Museum painting of that description.)

2018 International Institute of Young Musicians contest winners July 11, 2018

Winners of the International Institute of Young Musicians competition played in the KPR studio
ahead of the July 14 winners' concert at 3 p.m. in Swarthout Hall. Eric Lin played Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13.
Joshua Jensen performed Scarbo from Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit. Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata was played
by Junhao Wang of Lawrence, and Yu Lei concluded with Horowitz's transcription of Danse Macabre, by Saint-Saens.

A Musical Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrates 25 years on the Supreme Court this year. She's an avid classical music fan, even appearing onstage in opera productions.
Her son, James Ginsburg, founded Cedille Records, which has released an album, Notorious RBG in Song. It refers to the justice's pop culture moniker, and features songs written and performed by his wife, Patrice Michaels. Michael Keelan talked with both J. Ginsburg and Michaels about their very personal project.

Amit Peled plays Brahms on the cello of Pablo Casals

Pablo Casals (1876-1973) was one of the most revered classical musicians of the twentieth century. The 1733 Gofriller cello he played for most of his career is now in the hands of Amit Peled, at the express invitation of Mrs. Casals. Michael Keelan talked with Peled about the legacy of Casals and the experience of working with the instrument. Peled's album of the Brahms sonatas on that cello is with pianist Noreen Polera.


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