Friday, January 16, 2009

Can't we be Friends?

One of the best known stories in Classical Music is that of Peter Tchaikovsky and his former teacher Nikolai Rubinstein's disagreement over the Piano Concerto in b-flat. Tchaikovsky was excited over the recently completed work and played some of it for Rubinstein who didn't understand it; he reverted to "teacher mode" and harshly criticized it causing a huge argument. With some revisions the work became world famous, but that isn't the end of the story.

Tune in this Sunday at 5 to hear what happened to the relationship of Tchaikovsky and his friend Nikolai Rubinstein on the Piano on KPAC and KSTX.

host Randy Anderson

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