Featured Album: Pianist Eric Huebner

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Before being named pianist of the New York Philharmonic in 2012, Eric Huebner maintained a busy career playing and recording new music. Just take a look at his discography here.

His latest album skews a little older, with Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana, inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s character Johannes Kreisler; and Stravinsky’s Three Movements from Petroushka, a solo piano adaptation of the larger ballet’s more memorable moments. Night Fantasies, the most recently composed work on the album, was composed by Elliott Carter (for Paul Jacobs, a former NYPO pianist) and inspired by the solo piano music of Robert Schumann.

Here’s an excerpt from Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques performed by the New York Philharmonic, with a prominent role for pianist Eric Huebner.

Julian Schwarz Debut with Louisville Orchestra

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Cellist Julian Schwarz performs the first cello concerto by Shostakovich with Jorge Mester and the Louisville Orchestra on February 21, 2015. He stopped by Classical 90.5 to talk with Daniel Gilliam about the concerto, and also played Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70, with Marika Bournaki.

Jan Lisiecki Plays with the New York Philharmonic This Week

17-year-old pianist Jan Lisiecki plays with the New York Philharmonic on this week’s broadcast. Listen to his thoughts on Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto.