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The Goldenberg Duo: love of family and love of music

Susan McSpadden
Violinist Susan Goldenberg and pianist William Goldenberg

Classical KC speaks with violinist Susan Goldenberg and her brother, pianist William Goldenberg, about their early years and their decades of traveling and performing together. Also, as a forty-year veteran of the Kansas City Symphony, Susan shares what she's looking for in a music director.


Dan Margolies


Susan Goldenberg, violin
William Goldenberg, piano


by Frank Bridge

To a Wild Rose
by Edward MacDowell

Sonata in F major, Op. 8 — III. Allegro molto vivace
by Edvard Grieg

Sonata in G minor Op. 137 No. 3 — 1. Allegro giusto
by Franz Schubert

Clarie de lune
by Claude Debussy

Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2
Salut d'Amour, Op. 12
by Edward Elgar

(Odeon) Tango Brasileiro
Ernesto Nazareth

Autumn Moon, Peaceful Lake
by Wang Jian Zhong

Ching A Ring Chaw
Simple Gifts
by Aaron Copland

Learn more about the Goldenberg Duo's upcoming performances in Kansas City at

Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at