Wagneriana

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.

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Southpaws

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.

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A Bastille Day Celebration With French Composers

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Host David Dubal presents an all-French program for Bastille Day. The show begins with Jean-Philippe Rameau and extends to Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud and other composers.

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American Original: A Salute to Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Thursday, July 04, 2013

July 4th provides an ideal opportunity to focus on the adventurous life and music of American pianist and composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk. As a concert pianist, Gottschalk was a troubadour of the piano, roaming three continents, as well as Puerto Rico, Cuba and all of the West Indies. He was America's great popularizer of the piano. His music is considered to be a treasure of the romantic piano literature, and he is the most important pianistic output by any American of the mid-19th century.

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