Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and his Piano Concerto No. 1 rank near the summit of any list of the most popular concertos. Yet Tchaikovsky suffered much anguish surrounding the public birth of both pieces.
We’ve got a live one in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s new pops conductor, John Morris Russell. And we’ve got another live one in Dee Daniels, the jazz singer he brought with him for “First Ladies of Swing.”