Performance on 3 - Stephen Kovacevich 70th Birthday Concert
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).