8 Greats of the Piano

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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: Murray Perahia, Rosalyn Tureck, Martha Argerich, Shura Cherkasky, Simon Barere, Alfred Cortot, Artur Schnabel, and Maurizio Pollini.

Program Details:

Au bord d'une source    
Franz Liszt    
Murray Perahia    
Sony Classical

Partita No. 6 in E minor BWV 830    
J.S. Bach    
Rosalyn Tureck    

Piano Concerto No. 1 in b flat minor, op. 23 Allegro con fuoco    
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky    
Martha Argerich    Philips

The Carnival of the Animals, "The Swan"    
Camille Saint-Saens    
Shura Cherkasky    

Grandes etudes de Paganini, No. 3 "La Campanella"    
Franz Liszt/Niccolo Paganini    
Simon Barere    
Cembal d'amour

Jeux d'eau    
Maurice Ravel    
Alfred Cortot    
EMI Classics

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op/ 53    
Ludwig van Beethoven    
Artur Schnabel    
Musical Concepts

Nocturne No. 2 in D flat major, Op. 27    
Frédéric Chopin    
Maurizio Pollini    
Deutsche Grammonphon

Comments [3]

Lorna Salzman from Brooklyn

Thursday Dec. 19: Schumann Toccata NOT. Samson FRancois played
first movement of CHopin Sonata in B minor.

Was no one listening at the station? Or did the engineer just
decide to substitute Chopin?

Dec. 17 2015 08:14 PM
Vartuhi Tonoyan from Hoboken

Thank you very much for this compilation of great pianists as well as classic piano compositions, Mr. Dubal! As per usual, you did a wonderful job in discussing the performers as well as their backgrounds. I didn't know of Rosalyn Tureck, and am grateful that I could learn from you. Yours truly, Vartuhi Tonoyan

Dec. 13 2015 10:53 PM

It looks like there is a bit of a mistake. You listed eight performers instead of eight composers.

Dec. 10 2015 02:50 PM

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