What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow and Judith Gordon, piano duo
October 28, 2012
Rob Kapilow and pianist Judith Gordon dissect and perform the rarely heard piano version of one of the earliest independent sets of variations for orchestra, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn for Two Pianos.
“You could practically see the light bulbs going on above people’s heads ... [Kapilow’s] audience could decipher the music in a new, deeper way. It was the total opposite of passive listening.” –Philadelphia Inquirer
“Some of the most beautiful colors and textures on the piano emerge when you’re not playing alone.” –Judith Gordon