Violinist Elmar Oliveira is the featured artists on this week’s Music Treasury show.
Oliveira is quite the distinguished violinist, whose achievements include winning the Gold Medal at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky International Competition, the first (and only) American violinist to do so; also to his credit are winning the Avery Fisher Prize, again the first violinist to accomplish this.
Oliveira has performed with distinctive orchestras throughout the world—Boston Symphony, London Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, New York Philharmonic, and others in San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia… His recordings appear on Naxos, Angel, Sony labels; he has performed works from days of Bach through to contemporary composers—Morton Gould, Benjamin Lees, Kristof Penderecki, Charles Wuorinen, and Joan Tower.
This week’s show features a wide variety of pieces, including Elgar’s Violin Sonata, Rachmaninov Vocalise, Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, and works by Gershwin/Heifetz, Falla, Pizzetti, and Herbert. It is hosted, as always, by Dr Gary Lemco; it can be heard on 14 January 2018, between 19:00 and 21:00 PST, as well its live streaming broadcast through the ‘Net, from kzsulive.stanford.edu.