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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The World of Franz Schubert, Part 4

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

The World of Franz Schubert, Part 3

Thursday, April 21, 2016

David Dubal continues his exploration of Franz Schubert's great output for the piano with excerpts performed by Annie Fischer, Sergei Rachmaninoff and many others.

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The World of Franz Schubert, Part 2

Thursday, April 14, 2016

This week, host David Dubal continues to explore Franz Schubert's output for the piano, showcasing performances by Alfred Brendel, Vladimir Horowitz and many others.

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The World of Franz Schubert, Part 1

Thursday, April 07, 2016

This week, David Dubal explores the Franz Schubert's literature for piano within the context of his era, a time of great turmoil and also great inspiration. 

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The Wonderful Waltz, Part 4

Thursday, March 31, 2016

In his final chapter exploring the waltz on the keyboard, David Dubal traces its history from Russia to France highlighting rare gems along the way.

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The Wonderful Waltz, Part 3

Thursday, March 24, 2016

In his third part of his series on the waltz, David Dubal traces the dance's popularity around the globe with examples from France, the Americas, Russian and more.

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The Wonderful Waltz, Part 2

Thursday, March 17, 2016

In the second part of his series on the waltz, David Dubal explores how the dance form and the piano grew up together.

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The Wonderful Waltz, Part 1

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tune in Thursday at 8 pm as David Dubal begins the first of a four-part series exploring the 19th-century dance craze, the waltz. 

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The Life of Liszt, Part 4

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tune in at 8pm Thursday as David Dubal features highlights from the Liszt canon, played by his prime interpreters.

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The Life of Liszt, Part 3

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Tune in at 8 pm Thursday as host David Dubal continues his series on the life of Franz Liszt, presenting rarer works from the composer's literature.

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The Life of Liszt, Part 2

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tune in at 8 pm on Thursday as host David Dubal continues his series on pianist and composer Franz Liszt, exploring the inspiration behind his work.

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The Life of Liszt

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tune in 8pm Thursday as David Dubal begins a new series on the pianist and composer Franz Liszt.

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8 Greats of the Piano, Part 2

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tune in 8pm Thursday when David Dubal continues his uncovering of great pianists with eight more impactful performers.

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8 Greats of the Piano

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday at 8pm and Sunday at 10pm, David Dubal takes a look at eight pianists who have had a profound impact on the composition of keyboard music.

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Interpretations of Chopin’s Preludes and Impromptus

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Tune in Thursday at 8pm for the fourth and final episode reflecting on Chopin’s Preludes and Impromptus, exploring different interpretations of the composer’s works.

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Chopin: Impromptus and Preludes

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Tonight on Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal continues his exploration of Frederic Chopin’s impromptus and preludes.

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Frederic Chopin in the Sun and Sand

Thursday, October 15, 2015

On this week’s Reflections, host David Dubal continues his exploration of Frederic Chopin’s Preludes and Impromptus, including those written on the island of Majorca.

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Frederic Chopin, the Poet of the Piano

Thursday, October 08, 2015

This week on Reflections from the Keyboard, host David Dubal begins a new four-part series exploring Frederic Chopin's preludes and impromptus.

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A Musical Path All His Own

Thursday, August 27, 2015

On this week’s Reflections From the Keyboard, host David Dubal concludes his series on the third of the “Three B’s,” Johannes Brahms, the classic romantic.

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A Musical Architect

Thursday, August 20, 2015

On this week’s Reflections from the Keyboard, host David Dubal takes you once more into an exploration of Johannes Brahms and works of this great musical architect.  

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When Brahms Met the Schumanns

Thursday, August 13, 2015

This week host David Dubal continues his exploration of Johannes Brahms and his relationship with Robert and Clara Schumann.

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