Episode #2770

Piano Workouts

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Considered both a percussion and a stringed instrument, and often part of the rhythm section, the piano can be responsible for many textures, depending on how it is struck, bowed, caressed, or danced upon. On this edition of New Sounds, we'll hear from Barcelona-based Francesco Tristano, who draws from both the all-night rave scene and his classical training, dancing, pounding on and processing the piano on his recording "Not For Piano." Plus, listen for the Bill Evans-meets-Messiaen stride Balkan stylings of Ionel Petroi. Also, more piano and piano-based works by Max Richter, Christopher O'Riley, Marco Benevento, and others.

PROGRAM #2770, New Music for Piano (First aired on Thursday, 2-21-08)





Francesco Tristano

Not for Piano

Strings of Life [6:30]

In Fine #1185*

Christopher O’Riley

Hold Me To This: Music of Radiohead

Like Spinning Plates [3:30]

World Village #468034 ***

Francesco Tristano

Not for Piano

Hello [4:30]

See above.

Ionel Petroi

The Music of Marrying And Burying

Music 7, 8, 9 [3:30]

Private CD. Info at

Kevin Keller

The Arrow’s Path

Precious Blood [4:30]

Private CD –

Max Richter


Embers [3:30]

BBC Recordings, may be out of print

Max Richter

The Blue Notebooks

The Trees [6:00]

FatCat #13-04

Marco Benevento

Invisible Baby

Record Book [5:00]

Hyena #9346 ***

Comments [3]

New Sounds Assistant from New York, NY

Yes! It's up finally. Sorry for the delay.

Feb. 28 2008 03:23 PM
Nicole Watson from White Plains

I really enjoyed this program. Will you be posting it in the archives?

Feb. 28 2008 12:12 AM
brian agro from canada

hello new sounds..just hoping to find the content for yesterdays show on piano music..thanks brian

Feb. 22 2008 10:10 AM

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