Jonathan Biss

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
12:18 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Jonathan Biss Plays Mozart On The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert Broadcast: Sunday, August 25

Jonathan Biss
Jillian Edelstein/EMI Classics

Jonathan Biss discusses his activities beyond the concert hall with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Join us this Sunday at 2 PM for Brahms' radiant Second Symphony, written in a burst of creativity over just a few short months. Also on the program is Elgar's spirited Cockaigne Overture ("In London Town") drawing its character from the sometimes bawdy urban sounds of marching bands, church bells, and merry revelers.

And...Curtis graduate Jonathan Biss returns to perform Mozart's rarely heard Piano Concerto No. 13. Guest conductor Donald Runnicles will be on the podium, from a wonderful concert at Verizon Hall in late April. Don't miss it! Sunday, August 25, 2 to 4 pm on WRTI. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.

Program Notes

PROGRAM:
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture ("In London Town")
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 13, K. 415
INTERMISSION
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Donald Runnicles - Conductor
Jonathan Biss - Piano

Creatively Speaking
6:51 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Classical Stars Reach Beyond The Concert Hall

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Classical music soloists must spend a lot of time practicing their instruments. But some stars are connecting with fans in ways that reach beyond the concert hall. WRTI’s Susan Lewis spoke with pianist Jonathan Biss and violinist Hilary Hahn.

WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast on August 25th features Jonathan Biss playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 13. On September 29th, WRTI's concert broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra includes Hilary Hahn playing Korngold's Violin Concerto.

Jonathan Biss discusses his activities beyond the concert hall with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Listen to Susan's interview with Jonathan Biss about writing and other activities beyond the concert hall.

Creatively Speaking
7:24 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Today's Classical Music Stars: Way Beyond the Music

Violinist Hilary Hahn

Classical music soloists must spend a lot of time practicing their instruments. But some stars are connecting with fans in ways beyond the concert hall. WRTI’s Susan Lewis spoke with pianist Jonathan Biss and violinist Hilary Hahn.

WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra concert broadcast on May 26th featured Jonathan Biss playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 13. On June 2nd, WRTI's concert broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra includes Hilary Hahn playing Korngold's Violin Concerto.

Jonathan Biss discusses his activities beyond the concert hall with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Jonathan Biss's website and online "writings."

Hilary Hahn's "By Hilary" section of her website.

Pianist Jonathan Biss Plays Mozart
2:18 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Elgar, Mozart & Brahms: The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI, May 26th At 2 PM

Pianist Jonathan Biss
Jillian Edelstein/EMI Classics

The Philadelphia Orchestra's 113th season may be over this weekend, but our broadcast year isn’t done!  We’ll be back with you Sunday, May 26th, at our usual 2 PM time, for more Brahms - as we’ll hear his radiant Second Symphony, written in a burst of creativity over a few short months.

Also on the program is Elgar's spirited Cockaigne Overture, ("In London Town"), drawing its character from the sometimes bawdy urban sounds of marching bands, church bells, and merry revelers.

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9:02 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Jonathan Biss: Meet The Schumanns (And Their Cryptic Communications)

Lead in text: 
Communication was not a strong suit for Robert and Clara Schumann. But music surely was.
  • Source: Publicradio
  • | Via: Performance Today/American Public Media
by Jonathan Biss (Pianist Jonathan Biss decodes the unconventional relationship between Robert Schumann and his wife Clara in this second essay for our week dedicated to this composer. Click the audio link above to hear him play Schumann and discuss his work with Performance Today host Fred Child.)
Deceptive Cadence
10:19 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Jonathan Biss: Shooting Down The Schumann Detractors

Composer Robert Schumann has his share of critics. Pianist Jonathan Biss is out to prove them wrong.
Michael Nicholson Corbis

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 11:03 am

(For our week dedicated to Robert Schumann, pianist Jonathan Biss defends this misunderstood composer in the first of three essays. Click the audio link above to hear him play Schumann and discuss the composer with Performance Today host Fred Child.)

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Crossover
3:24 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Jonathan Biss. The exceptional young pianist appears at the Kimmel Center on February 4th with pianist Richard Goode.

Still in his 20's, Biss already enjoys a flourishing international reputation through his orchestral, recital, and chamber music performances in North America and Europe and award-winning recordings.

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Crossover
1:03 pm
Wed May 16, 2007

JONATHAN BISS, piano

Jonathon Biss has a flourishing international career established through his orchestral and recital performances in North America and Europe and now through his recordings for EMI. His recent recording of Schumann's Fantasie in C, Op.17, Arabeske in C, Op.18 and Kreisleriana, Op.16 has been widely and very warmly acclaimed.