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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Pianist, teacher and author David Dubal hosts a weekly exploration of classical music's piano greats.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
On this all-Mozart edition of Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal shares some of Amadeus' compositions played by the great piano Mozartians.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Add a dash of concerto, a pinch of sonata, healthy tablespoons of allegretto movements, and a dollop of Vladimir Horowitz, and you get a delicious combination of solo piano works composed by Mozart.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
On this episode of Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s solo piano works, some of which were composed when he was just 5 years old.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
David Dubal digs deeper to unpack several more operatic transcriptions for the piano. We hear versions by Earl Wild, Jorge Bolet, Stanley Waldoff and others.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
This edition of Reflections from the Keyboard focuses on operatic transcriptions for the piano, complete with a few rarities.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
On this edition of Reflections from the Keyboard, we celebrate the music of Giuseppe Verdi through Franz Lizst's paraphrases of Verdi operas.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
This week, Reflections from the Keyboard considers Richard Wagner with piano transcriptions of his work. We’ll see if you like your Wagner piano-ized instead of vocalized and orchestrated.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Tonight at 7 pm, host David Dubal features several fine piano transcriptions of George Gershwin's work, just in time for the composer's birth anniversary.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
On this edition of Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal features Maurice Ravel and pianists who achieved critical acclaim playing his music.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
David Dubal continues the tale of Mozart and Clementi's famous duel and plays music from the legendary piano competition.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
It was one of classical music's most famous pianistic battles: Mozart vs. Clementi. Tonight at 8 pm, David Dubal looks at this spirited face-off with music by both composers.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
For the final installment of this series focusing on Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal takes a deep dive into the personal life of the composer during the period he spent composing his greatest works.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
In this, the fourth of five installments of a series on Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal examines the composer’s life through his correspondences with patrons and colleagues.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
In this, the third of five installments of a series that takes a deep dive into Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal presents performances of Debussy’s piano music, and a comparative performance of “The Dance of Puck” with a performance by the composer.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Host David Dubal explores Debussy’s piano music that deals with pictures of the natural world, and also reveals how Debussy was a man of difficult ways.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
In this, the first of five installments on Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal presents a vintage recording of Debussy playing from the Children’s Corner Suite.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
This week, Reflections from the Keyboard pays tribute to Richard Wagner with piano transcriptions of some of Wagner’s work written by Liszt, Busoni, Gould and more.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Pianists use every limb for their instrument, with both hands at the keyboard and both feet on the pedals. Most of the time. There is a surprisingly large number of piano works that call only for the left hand and many of these "left-hand alone" works are featured on this episode of Reflections from the Keyboard.