Piano Works From Around the World

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

By the turn of the 20th century, the piano had infiltrated every level of society and globally proved that the piano was indispensable to the art of music.   

On this episode, host David Dubal presents a world-wide cross-section of works from Brazil to Finland to Russia. Enrique Granados’ "El Pelele" is performed by pianist Jean-Francois Heisser; the finale from Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto is in the hands of Lang Lang; and Sibelius' Romance in D flat is performed by Folke Gräsbeck.

Program playlist:

Ernö Dohnányi: Gavotte und Musette
László Baranyay, piano
Hungaroton Classic

Enrique Granados: Goyescas No. 7, "El Pelele"
Jean-François Heisser, piano
Apex

Edward Elgar: Allegro (Concert Solo) Op46
David Golub, piano
Arabesque

Nikolai Medtner: Trois arabesques op. 7 Tragédie (fragment)
Geoffrey Tozer, piano
Chandos

Ernesto Nazareth: Brazilian Dances, Brejeiro
Antione Zemor
Fleur de Son Classics

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, op.18, 3. Allegro scherzando
Lang Lang; Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre; Valery Gergiev, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

Jean Sibelius: Ten Pieces, Op.24 - 9. Romance in D flat major
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
Bis

Alexander Scriabin: Eight Etudes Op. 42, No. 4 Etude in F sharp
Garrick Ohlsson
Bridge

Frederic Chopin: Waltz No.2 in C sharp minor, op.64 Tempo giusto
Tamás Vásáry, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

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