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.

A Revolution Through Waltzes and Nocturnes

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, host David Dubal continues with his exploration of Chopin’s waltzes and nocturnes.

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Chopin's 'Minute Waltz'

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For the next three installments of Reflections from the Keyboard, host David Dubal will explore the rich world of Chopin’s nocturnes and waltzes.

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The Undiscovered Spanish Piano

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, host David Dubal brings you lesser-known pieces that embody the Iberian Peninsula and all the flavor it has to offer.

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The Spanish Spirit

Thursday, April 30, 2015

This week, host David Dubal explores the Spanish spirit with pianists sharing a deep love for the Iberian Peninsula.

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The Flavors of Spanish Piano Music

Thursday, April 23, 2015

With elements of guitar, folk songs and dances, the spirit of Spain is rolled into some very flavorful keyboard pieces. Hear why tonight at 8 pm.

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A Musical Journey of Spain

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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.

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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 five 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.


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.


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.


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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