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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Beethoven and the Sonata Idea: Part 8

Tune in Thursday night at 8pm or Sunday night at 10pm to hear the latest episode of Beethoven and the Sonata Idea.

Beethoven and the Sonata Idea: Part 7

Thursday, January 19, 2017

In this week's "Reflections from the Keyboard", host David Dubal continues his exploration of Beethoven's piano sonatas with selections including Hammerklavier and the Sonata Pathétique.

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Beethoven and the Sonata Idea: Part 6

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tune in Thursday night at 8pm and Sunday night at 10pm as host David Dubal continues his exploration of Beethoven and the Sonata Idea, delving into movements from the 32 piano sonatas. 

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Beethoven and the Sonata Idea: Part 5

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Tune in Thursday night at 8pm or Sunday night at 10pm to hear the latest episode of Beethoven and the Sonata Idea.

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Beethoven and the Sonata Idea: Part 4

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tune in Thursday night at 8pm or Sunday night at 10pm for host David Dubal's continued exploration of Beethoven's piano sonatas.

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Beethoven and the Sonata Idea: Part 3

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tune in Thursday at 8 pm or Sunday at 10pm to hear Part 3 of host David Dubal's exploration of the musical and emotional landscape of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

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Beethoven and the Sonata Idea: Part 2

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tune in Thursday at 8 pm or Sunday at 10pm to hear host David Dubal continue his exploration of the musical and emotional landscape of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

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New Season Begins: Beethoven Sonatas

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Thursday at 8 pm, Reflections from the Keyboard begins a new series about Beethoven's piano sonatas.

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A Concerto Celebration, Part 4

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tune in Thursday at 8 pm to hear David Dubal continue his exploration of piano concertos, celebrating the great collaborations between virtuosic soloists and orchestras.

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A Concerto Celebration, Part 3

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tune in Thursday at 8 pm to hear David Dubal continue his exploration of piano concertos, celebrating the great collaborations between  virtuosic soloists and orchestras.

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A Concerto Celebration, Part 2

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tune in Thursday at 8 pm to hear David Dubal continue his exploration of piano concertos, celebrating the great collaborations between  virtuosic soloists and orchestras.

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A Concerto Celebration, Part 1

Thursday, September 08, 2016

This week on Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal delves into one of the great forms of orchestral music: the piano concerto.

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The Art of Transcription, Part 4

Thursday, September 01, 2016

In his fourth and final episode exploring transcriptions of great works for the piano, David Dubal highlights

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The Art of Transcription, Part 3

Thursday, August 25, 2016

This week, David Dubal features transcriptions of well-known tunes such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and Schubert’s transcendent ”Ave Maria.”

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The Art of Transcription, Part 2

Thursday, August 18, 2016

In the second part of David Dubal's series on transcriptions for the piano, we'll hear arrangements of Mozart by Busoni, Rubinstein's adaptation of Beethoven and much more.

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The Art of Transcription, Part 1

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This week, host David Dubal embarks on a four-part series looking at the rich collection of classical and operatic works that have been reimagined for the piano.

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The Art of Martha Argerich, Part 4

Thursday, July 28, 2016

In the finale of his four-part series honoring pianist Martha Argerich, host David Dubal celebrates her collaborative work with music by Bach, Chopin, Brahms and more.

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The Art of Martha Argerich, Part 3

Thursday, July 21, 2016

David Dubal continues his series on the renowned pianist Martha Argerich in the third part of his series exploring her career.

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The Art of Martha Argerich, Part 2

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This week, David Dubal continues to mine the catalog of recordings by pianist Martha Argerich, who is celebrating her 75th birthday with the release of a new box set. 

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The Art of Martha Argerich

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Tune in Thursday at 8 pm as David Dubal celebrates the renowned pianist, Martha Argerich, who just celebrated her 75th birthday and was named a Kennedy Center honoree.

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The World of Franz Schubert, Part 4

Thursday, April 28, 2016

This week, David Dubal continues to delve into Schubert's output, including Liszt's transcriptions of the composer's work.

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