Pianist Robert Taub began the Musica Viva Festival in at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ as a way to explore some of the complexities in the compositions of Ludwig Von Beethoven. Since then, the festivals program has expanded to include works by a wide range of composers, but continue to highlight Mr. Taub's interest in juxtaposing disparate pieces. This year the Festival brings together works by Gershwin and Ravel, and today on Soundcheck, we’ll find out how Taub traces connections between the jazz and classical worlds. And Pianist Uri Caine, himself an acclaimed interpreter of the works of Beethoven, has set himself a challenge this summer: he’ll be hosting 4 nights of music-making as part of the JVC Music Festival.
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