The Romantic Piano : May 2013

Franz Liszt: World’s First Rock Star

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Franz Liszt's life saw many guises: child prodigy, touring pianist, inventor of the solo piano recital and of the master class, and teacher of three generations of golden-age pianists.

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Robert Schumann: Dark Struggles, Poetic Sounds

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Robert Schumann became lost in insanity and was considered dangerous, notes David Dubal. Yet his personal struggles fueled his unique style.

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Robert Schumann: Paganini of Piano

Thursday, May 16, 2013

For many, Robert Schumann is the most intimate of the Romantic troubadours and lived only 46 years.

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Frédéric Chopin and George Sand: A Collaborative Union

Thursday, May 09, 2013

No one understood the dramatic and poetic powers inherent in the instrument better than Frederic Chopin. Host David Dubal features his music on this edition of The Romantic Piano.

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Frédéric Chopin: The Poet of the Piano

Thursday, May 02, 2013

No one had understood the piano's special resources and enchantments more completely than Frederic Chopin, as David Dubal illustrates.

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