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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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A Musical Journey of Spain

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.

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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The Piano Makes a House a Home

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A house was not a home without its piano, especially during the years between 1900 and World War I. This glorious decade gave us music of the drawing room, as well as the concert hall.

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The Glorious Decade

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Tonight at 8 pm, host David Dubal explores the first, glorious, decade of the 1900s, one of the richest periods of piano composition.

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Bach's Life and Pianistic Legacy

Thursday, November 27, 2014

On the final episode of David Dubal’s exploration of J.S. Bach and the piano, we come to he end of the composer’s life and to his legacy — celebrating the human potential.

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Pianists Play Bach on the Organ and Harpsichord

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Host David Dubal continues his keyboard explorations with more about the life and music of J.S. Bach.

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Seven Distinctive Bach Interpreters

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tonight at 8 pm, David Dubal's month-long exploration of J.S. Bach’s keyboard works continues with seven of the most unique Bach interpreters.

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Bach's Keyboard Works on the Modern Piano

Thursday, November 06, 2014

During Bachstock: 30 Days of Peace and Music, David Dubal will host a month-long exploration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard works.

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Time to Refresh

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Host David Dubal features a light and refreshing mix of pieces from the vast piano literature.

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The Piano in Winter

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Evoking the snowy landscape and Christmas cheer, this week features pieces such as Fanny Mendelssohn's December and Chopin's Winter Wind Etude.

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Mostly Slavic

Thursday, December 12, 2013

On this episode of Reflections, David Dubal features a few golden nuggets of the endless piano literature, and with a slightly Slavic twist.

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Inspiration & Craftsmanship

Thursday, December 05, 2013

David Dubal reaches deep into his record collection to feature various solo piano literature, including some comparative performances, all surrounding the idea of craftsmanship.

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American Solo Piano

Thursday, November 28, 2013

On this edition of Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal brings an All-American solo piano program to the Thanksgiving Table.

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Mozartians, from Haskill to Horszowski

Thursday, November 21, 2013

On this all-Mozart edition of Reflections from the Keyboard, host David Dubal shares some of Amadeus' compositions played by the great piano Mozartians.

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A Mozart Piano Mix

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Add a dash of concerto, a pinch of sonata and a dollop of Vladimir Horowitz and you get a delicious combination of solo piano works composed by Mozart.

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