Schumann http://tpr.org en San Antonio Symphony Adds More Moving Parts http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-symphony-adds-more-moving-parts <p></p><p>The San Antonio Symphony debuted its new season last weekend and Musical Director and sometimes Conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing predicts a lot of sizzle for their Friday and Saturday night performances at the Majestic.</p><p>&quot;It&rsquo;s going to be a very exciting performance for me,&quot; he said. &quot;Schumann is something &nbsp;that&rsquo;s very personal for me. I&rsquo;m very close to his music. I&rsquo;ve recorded all of his symphonies and always feature him when I can.&quot;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:39:35 +0000 Jack Morgan 19786 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Symphony Adds More Moving Parts Making A Pianistic Point At The SAIPC http://tpr.org/post/making-pianistic-point-saipc <p>I've seen contestants in piano competitions play some large and impressive works when trying to stand out from their other competitors. Big and difficult works like Liszt's <i>"b minor sonata" </i>or Ravel's <em>"</em><i>Gaspard de la Nuit" </i>are sure to get the judges attention, but there is also the fear of losing the audience.</p><p>It is not easy programming your first set at a competition. This week on <em>The Piano</em>, we visit more recordings from last October's San Antonio International Piano Competition.There are only two big and challenging works on the program.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:52:02 +0000 Randy Anderson 6082 at http://tpr.org Making A Pianistic Point At The SAIPC Scarlatti, Medtner & Schumann Appear At International Piano Competition http://tpr.org/post/scarlatti-medtner-schumann-appear-international-piano-competition <p>We continue working our way through the preliminary rounds of last years contest. This Sunday, the music of Italian Domenico Scarlatti, a man who won a harpsichord "play-off" against G.F. Handel, and was so impressed by Handel's abilities that he always crossed himself when mentioning the composers name.</p><p>Scarlatti left Rome and moved to the courts of Spain and Portugal where he taught Queen Barbara to play harpsichord. Our "concert" starts with three of Scarlatti's sonatas.</p><p><strong>Carrying Scarlatti's style</strong></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:31:05 +0000 Randy Anderson 5693 at http://tpr.org Scarlatti, Medtner & Schumann Appear At International Piano Competition