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Bonus Tracks Program One Mozart Concerto in E Flat K.271

  • Manny talks more about the middle section of the first movement  Listen (runs 1:50)

  • More chat about the last section of the Rondo Finale Listen (runs 4:36)

  • Does Minuet in middle of finale affect tempo?   Listen (runs 1:23)

  • What it takes to pull off this concerto in live performance Listen (runs 1:06)


Program 2 - Mozart's Concerto No.20 in D Minor, K.466



Program 3 - Beethoven's Concerto No.4 in G Major

  • Eric asks Manny whether Beethoven's deafness plays into this piece Listen (1:33)

  • Beethoven's unusual spacing of the first chord Listen (1:00)

  • Manny had more observations about the opening Listen (1:00)

  • How the concerto No.4 differs from the first three by BeethovenListen (1:44)

  • Hear (in the second movement) what Manny calls the most painful appogiatura in musicListen (:48)

  • Manny's insights into the relationship of the third movement to the first movementListen (2:36)

  • Manny's thoughts about the third movement cadenza and general virtuosity of Beethoven's writingListen (1:35)

  • Eric asks Manny's opinion about whether this is more of a feminine concertoListen (1:09)


Program 4 - Beethoven's Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
  • Manny demonstrates interpretive options for the cadenza off the top of the concertoListen (1:34)

  • Beethoven's influence on the development of the pianoListen (:58)

  • Manny's insights into Beethoven's music after playing the Emperor on a period instrumentListen (1:01)

  • Eric asks what's with this demented dance of a third movement?Listen (:56)

  • More about the wild scales in the third movementListen (:56)


Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor
  • Manny demonstrates something we haven't seen before - Chopin's indefinte way of starting this concerto Listen (1:16)

  • Manny's insight into how tempos play out in Chopin Listen (2:30)

  • Eric asks Manny whether it's important to always sound as if you're improvising in ChopinListen (1:28)

  • Manny tells us under duress who his ideal Chopin player isListen (2:26)

  • Manny's recording experience with the legendary Eugene OrmandyListen (3:09)


Program 6 - Brahms Concerto No. 1 in D Minor

  • Manny gets to play the Brahms concerto for Arthur Rubenstein Listen (:24)

  • more about the themes in the first movementListen (1:28)

  • Eric asks Manny whether the second movement is a portrait of Clara Listen (1:13)

  • Manny discusses Brahms' original plan for the second movementListen (1:00)

  • Manny talks about the progression of moods in the final movementListen (3:08)

  • Manny's thoughts about the place of this concerto in historyListen (1:01)


Program 7 - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2

  • Manny gives a fuller answer to Eric's question about how Rachmaninov's concertos pave the way for the modern concerto Listen  (2:58)

  • Eric and Manny talk about Tchaikovksy's piano concertoListen (5:28)


Program 8 - Schoenberg Piano Concerto

  • Manny's extended expos´┐Ż on how Schoenberg went from writing the lush music of Transfigured Night to 12 tone music Listen (25:29)


Program 9 - Century Rolls by John Adams


Program 10 - Brahms' Concerto no.2
  • Manny speaks about Brahms as music historian Listen (:52)

  • Manny highlights how Brahms plays with meters in the famous cello solo of the third movement Listen (1:43)

  • character of the difficulty of the third movement Listen (:36)

  • way the end of the third movement speeds up Listen (1:37)