Watch: Classical highlights from the CPR Performance Studio in 2014

December 30, 2014
Photo: Dover Quartet Mozart thumb
The Dover Quartet in the CPR Performance Studio.

Throughout 2014, CPR Classical continued to welcome notable musicians into the CPR Performance Studio. The guest list included internationally recognized soloists, talented local professionals and up-and-coming young musicians.

Check out this footage of some of the year’s best sessions:

Simone Dinnerstein    

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, known for unique takes on the music of J.S. Bach, offered a performance of Bach's Inventions No. 1, 13 and 10:

Anne-Marie McDermott   

The Bravo! Vail director played Haydn’s Piano Sonata in C major, first movement, during her session for the CPR Classical Special “At the Piano with Anne-Marie McDermott:”

Dover Quartet   

While in town for a Friends of Chamber Music concert, The Dover Quartet played two pieces at CPR, including Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 11:

Mozart’s String Quartet No. 20:

Charles Wetherbee   

Boulder Philharmonic concertmaster Charles Wetherbee played several pieces in the Performance Studio, including Edward Elgar's "Salut d'Amour:"

Richard Strauss' Violin Sonata in E flat major:

Jules Massenet's "Meditation:"

Erik Peterson and Felix Petit   

The Colorado Symphony violinists performed two of Bela Bartok’s duets for violin:

Silver Ainomae  

The Colorado Symphony principal cellist stopped by for a guest DJ session and played excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello:

Denver School of the Arts students   

A quartet from the school performed a movement from Dvorak’s String Quartet in G:

Zachary Carrettin   

The Boulder Bach Festival director and Mystery Sonata member played “Jovana Jovanke,” a traditional solo violin piece:

CPR on Santa Fe 

Outside the CPR Performance Studio, a CPR on Santa Fe event at Artwork Network featured performances by pianist Jeffrey Kahane, Colorado Symphony flutist Brook Ferguson and pianist Jan Lisiecki. Here's Kahane playing the Aria from Bach's "Goldberg" Variations:

Ferguson performed Partita No. 2 in A minor by J.S. Bach:

Lisiecki performed two pieces by Chopin:

Which videos were your favorites? Tell us in the comments section below, and be sure to check out our list of the most memorable classical music videos of 2014