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.

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.


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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The Fortepiano was Mozart's Forte

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.

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How to Make an Opera Aria Sing on the Piano

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.

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When Opera is Translated for Piano

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This edition of Reflections from the Keyboard focuses on operatic transcriptions for the piano, complete with a few rarities.

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Verdi Transcriptions from Franz Liszt

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.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

This week, Reflections from the Keyboard considers Richard Wagner with piano transcriptions of his work. See if you like your Wagner piano-ized instead of vocalized and orchestrated.

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'S Wonderful Gershwin

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Host David Dubal features several fine piano transcriptions of George Gershwin's work.

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Maurice Ravel: Textured Melodies

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Host David Dubal features Maurice Ravel and pianists who achieved critical acclaim playing his music.

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