Reflections from the Keyboard

Airs Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 10 pm on WQXR.

Pianist, teacher and author David Dubal hosts a weekly exploration of classical music's piano greats.

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Chopin's Immortal Mazurkas and Etudes

Tonight at 8 pm, host David Dubal wraps up his four-part series on the mazurkas and etudes composed by Frederic Chopin.

The Bard of the Piano

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tonight at 8 pm, host David Dubal continues his focus on Frédéric Chopin’s etudes and mazurkas with a sampling of some notable historic performances.

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Comparing Takes on Chopin's 'Revolutionary' Etude

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, David Dubal continues his series exploring Polish master Frederic Chopin’s mazurkas and etudes.

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Chopin’s Mazurkas and Etudes

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Sunday at 10pm host David Dubal begins a four-part series exploring Polish master Frederic Chopin’s mazurkas and etudes.

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Remembering Sviatoslav Richter

Thursday, June 25, 2015

This week's Reflections From the Keyboard brings to a close David Dubal's celebration of the centennial of Sviatoslav Richter.

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When Sviatoslav Richter Played Carnegie Hall

Thursday, June 18, 2015

This week, host David Dubal continues with his tribute to the life and music of the great great Soviet pianist Sviatoslav Richter, who would have been 100 years old this year.

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Sviatoslav Richter At 100

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, David Dubal presents the first of three shows exploring the recordings of pianist Sviatoslav Richter, who would have been 100 this year.

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A Farewell to Chopin’s Waltzes and Nocturnes

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Tonight at 8 pm, host David Dubal concludes his three-part focus on Frederic Chopin’s waltzes and nocturnes.

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A Revolution Through Waltzes and Nocturnes

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, host David Dubal continues with his exploration of Chopin’s waltzes and nocturnes.

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Chopin's 'Minute Waltz'

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For the next three installments of Reflections from the Keyboard, host David Dubal will explore the rich world of Chopin’s nocturnes and waltzes.

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The Undiscovered Spanish Piano

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, host David Dubal brings you lesser-known pieces that embody the Iberian Peninsula and all the flavor it has to offer.

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The Spanish Spirit

Thursday, April 30, 2015

This week, host David Dubal explores the Spanish spirit with pianists sharing a deep love for the Iberian Peninsula.

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The Flavors of Spanish Piano Music

Thursday, April 23, 2015

With elements of guitar, folk songs and dances, the spirit of Spain is rolled into some very flavorful keyboard pieces. Hear why tonight at 8 pm.

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A Musical Journey of Spain

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Host David Dubal continues his tour of The Sounds of Spain this week with several pieces that capture aspects of Spanish life, popular music and dance.

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The Sounds of Spain

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm on Reflections from the Keyboard, host David Dubal dives into the first of four episodes focusing on the Sounds of Spain.

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The End Of a Glorious Decade

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tonight at 8 pm, the finale episode exploring this "Glorious Decade," features Amy Beach, Sergei Bortkiewicz and Sergei Taneyev.

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A New Opportunity in America

Thursday, March 19, 2015

During the first decade of the 20th century, pianists came in droves to America. Tonight at 10 pm, David Dubal explores the music created in their wake.

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Piano Music Big and Small

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Glorious Decade was a great time for piano building, piano composing and piano playing. It was a time when the piano was a cherished element in domestic life.

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A Composer's Best Friend

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, find out how, during the first decade of the 1900s, the piano resumed its position as the best friend of the composer.

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Composing for the Home Piano

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As the piano increasingly became the social center of a home, composers used this opportunity to write more for the keyboard. Find out why, tonight at 10 pm.

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Piano Works From Around the World

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In case you missed it, we re-air David Dubal 20th century cross-section of piano works from Brazil to Finland to Russia tonight at 10pm.

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