Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Three B's with Maestro Peter Donohoe featured on WRTI's "Crossover"

Maestro Peter Donohoe returns to Philadelphia for VoxAmaDeus’s 28th season finale concert entitled The 3 B’s - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, and will be performing the Bach Piano Concerto in d minor, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor"), and the Brahms First Piano Concerto. The concert will take place in the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on May 15 at 8 p.m.

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Maestro Donohoe with the Ama Deus Ensemble Orchestra
 Maestro Donohoe was featured recently on WRTI’s Crossover with Jill Pasternak with Maestro Valentin Radu. Some excerpts from the interview:
The Bach is probably the newest of the three concertos to me. In some ways, for me it is the most difficult piece on the program. First, it was originally written for the harpsichord, and therefore one has to adapt to the music on the modern instrument. Second, for me specifically, I came into the profession from the twentieth century and moved backwards in time…The music from the Romantic era, then the Classical era, then the Baroque period—they came to me professionally in that order… So as a professional I was exposed mostly to music of the twentieth century—and Bach is a long way from that.