Marc-Andre Hamelin

Yekwon Sunwoo
Courtesy of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

On WCRB's CD of the Week, journey through the Korean pianist's gold medal-winning performance in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

The intrepid pianist Marc-André Hamelin has a reputation for embracing the toughest, strangest music. His new recording of For Bunita Marcus by Morton Feldman is a fine example. For nearly 75 minutes the music never rises above a whisper and the damper pedal is always pressed down, allowing single notes to ring out into vast, silent spaces.

Marc-André Hamelin
Sim Canetty-Clark

September 10, 2017

7:00 PM

Elite pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin plays a concert spanning three centuries of music on WCRB In Concert with the Celebrity Series of Boston.

Steven Isenberg

Sir Simon Rattle conducts musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory, and many other organizations in a concert to benefit the breast cancer research organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Joining Rattle and the orchestra is piano soloist Marc-André Hamelin.  The concert took place on Dec. 5, 2010 at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.

Program:

Mozart - Piano Concerto in G major, K. 453

Mahler - Symphony No. 5:  IV. Adagietto

Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73