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Walter Parker Talks With Michael Arnowitt

Pianist Michael Arnowitt
photo: Jim Lowe
Pianist Michael Arnowitt
Pianist Michael Arnowitt

Vermont pianist Michael Arnowitt celebrates his 50th birthday with a concert with orchestra Sunday afternoon in Montpelier. The featured work will be Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program will be works by Bach, Prokofiev and Arnowitt, himself. At 11 this morning I'll speak with Michael about it. 50 edit.mp3


Adagio con variazioni for cello And orchestra
Composer Ottorino Respighi
Ensemble Orchestre de Paris
Conductor Semyon Bychkov
Album Adagio - Misha Maisky
Record Label Deutsche Grammophon

Ceremony of Carols: This Little Babe / Carol of the Children
Composer Benjamin Britten / John Rutter
Ensemble Essex Children's Choir of Vermont
Conductor Constance Price
Album 25th Anniversary Twelfth Night 2012
Record Label Essex Children's Choir

Pour le Piano: Sarabande
Composer Claude Debussy
Ensemble St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Hugh Wolff
Album Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Record Label Teldec

Danse (orchestral version)
Composer Claude Debussy
Ensemble St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Hugh Wolff
Album Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Record Label Teldec

Suite #2 for 2 Pianos
Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff
Album Rachmaninov: Suites Op. 5 And Op. 17 - Symphonic Dances Op. 45
Record Label Teldec

Sonata In 3 Parts #6
Composer Henry Purcell
Album Purcell: Sonatas of Three Parts, 1683
Record Label L'Oiseau-Lyre

Violin Concerto
Composer Edward Elgar
Ensemble Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor David Zinman
Album Elgar: Violin Concerto, Op. 61
Record Label Canary Classics

Piano Sonata #15 "Pastoral": Scherzo
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Album Beethoven: Sonatas - Michael Arnowitt
Record Label Ursa Minor

Love's Labours Lost: Suite
Composer Gerald Finzi
Ensemble English String Orchestra
Conductor William Boughton
Album Finzi: Orchestral Works
Record Label Nimbus

Composer Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor Ivan Fischer
Album Dvorak: Legends, Prague Waltzes, etc.
Record Label Philips

Concerto for 2 Mandolins
Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Ensemble Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor Neville Marriner
Album Vivaldi: 6 Double Concertos
Record Label Philips

Three Romances
Composer Robert Schumann
Album Oboe Obsession
Record Label Delos

Bold Island Suite
Composer Howard Hanson
Ensemble Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Conductor Erich Kunzel
Album Symphonic Music of Howard Hanson
Record Label Telarc

Michael Arnowitt interview

Piano Concerto #2 (excerpt)
Composer Johannes Brahms
Ensemble Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor George Szell
Album Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Serkin
Record Label Sony

Piano Concerto #2 (excerpt)
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Ensemble Royal Concertgebouw Orchetra
Conductor Neeme Jarvi
Album Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 And 3
Record Label Chandos

Four Piano Blues: No. 4
Composer Aaron Copland
Album Classical / Jazz - Michael Arnowitt
Record Label Musical Heritage Society

After graduate studies in musicology at New York University, Walter began his radio career at WNCN in New York. He joined Vermont Public in 1984.
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