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Cellist Jonah Kim & Pianist Sean Kennard Play Sonatas by Rachmaninoff & Barber

Cellist Jonah Kim and pianist Sean Kennard
Photo: jonahcello.com and seankennard.com

Young artists Jonah Kim (cello) and Sean Kennard (piano) have been making music together since they were teenagers at the Curtis Institute of Music.  They have just released an album featuring the sonatas by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Samuel Barber.  The Rachmaninoff was the first piece they worked on together, so the piece has special meaning to them.  There's a special connection with the Barber as well, as Jonah's teacher at Curtis was Orlando Cole.  Cole premiered the Barber Sonata with Barber himself at the piano!

Listen in to my talk with Jonah and Sean, as they share their stories and experiences with these pieces.  I hope you enjoy our chat (it's in 2 parts), along with a few excerpts from the recording.

Yours in good music,
Mike Goldberg
Classical Music Host, VPM Music