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Spoleto Backstage: Scaling a Mountain of a Work with Gilles Vonsattel

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A.T. Shire
SC Public Radio
Bradley Fuller (r) with pianist Gilles Vonsattel (l) at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC.

We end our 2021 season of Spoleto Backstage on a high note with a magnificent, sweeping piano quintet that has such an emotional and expressive range — Ludwig Thuille's Piano Quintet No. 2, op. 20. We also speak with the featured pianist in this performance, Gilles Vonsattel, about the piece and being a part of this year's Spoleto Chamber Music Series.

Piece featured in this episode:

  • Piano Quintet No. 2, op. 20 | Ludwig Thuille (1861 – 1907)
    • St. Lawrence String Quartet;
    • Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Production of the Chamber Music Series from Spoleto Festival USA is made possible by Bank of America, the ETV Endowment of South Carolina, and the John Covington and Robert Lukey Fund for the Performing Arts.

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Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.