Ilya Yakushev http://krwg.org en Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev: A conversation with Ilya Yakushev and Lonnie Klein http://krwg.org/post/rachmaninoff-and-prokofiev-conversation-ilya-yakushev-and-lonnie-klein <p>The Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff suffered a three-year depression before a doctor used hypnotherapy to bring him out of it, which enabled him to write his second Piano Concerto, one of his most beloved and famous works. Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev and LCSO conductor Lonnie Klein came to the KRWG studios to discuss with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin whether it is important to know such stories when performing music, some of the similarities and differences between Rachmaninoff and Sergei Prokofiev, and more. Recorded on December 6, 2013.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:38:33 +0000 Leora Zeitlin 55373 at http://krwg.org Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev: A conversation with Ilya Yakushev and Lonnie Klein Sharing the Music: A Conversation with Ilya Yakushev http://krwg.org/post/sharing-music-conversation-ilya-yakushev <p>Pianist Ilya Yakushev maintains a packed schedule of concerts, and</p><p></p><p>wherever he goes and whatever he plays, his goal is to give the audience the best music he can. “I love sharing what I do with people who come to my concerts,” he says, and the reviews he’s been receiving indicate the audience loves it as well. He was in Las Cruces for a pair of concerts with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, and he came to the KRWG studios to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about two youthful concertos by Prokofiev and Mendelssohn, his own teachers and background, and more.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:51:35 +0000 Leora Zeitlin 34347 at http://krwg.org Sharing the Music: A Conversation with Ilya Yakushev