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Stephen Kovacevich 70th Birthday Concert

Stephen Kovacevich features in a Wigmore Hall piano recital. Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34. Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor. Bartok: Sonata for two pianos and percussion.

Presented by John Shea.

Pianist Stephen Kovacevich's 70th birthday concert, recorded recently at the Wigmore Hall in London. With a distinguished career that has spanned nearly five decades, Kovacevich is admired not only for his solo performances, but also as a chamber musician and conductor.

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor
Bartók: Sonata for two pianos and percussion
Stephen Kovacevich (piano), Martha Argerich (piano), Khatia Buniatishvili (piano),
Belcea Quartet, Colin Currie (percussion), Sam Walton (percussion)

Followed by a BBC Archive recording from early in the career of a leading violinist.

Schumann: FAE Sonata (Finale)
Nigel Kennedy (violin)
Yitkin Seow (piano)
(recorded in 1975).

2 hours, 15 minutes

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