Live on CPR Classical: Dr. Richard Kogan on Tchaikovsky’s moods and music

Photo: Dr. Richard Kogan, cropped, November 2013
Dr. Richard Kogan in the CPR Performance Studio, September 2013.

“Without these depressions, we might not have “Swan Lake,” the 1812 Overture, musical masterpieces like the “Pathetique” symphony,” Kogan, a graduate of Juilliard School of Music and Harvard Medical School, says.

Kogan will talk and play piano live on CPR Classical with host Jean Inaba. The program will repeat on Colorado Spotlight at 7 p.m. Thursday.

He will also discuss Tchaikovsky as part of a fundraiser Thursday night for the arts education nonprofit Think 360 Arts.

Kogan discussed George Gershwin’s life, music and creative process when he visited Denver in September. Hear his interview on Gershwin's music with Chloe Veltman, CPR’s Arts bureau editor, or hear more of his thoughts on Tchaikovsky in this video: