Episode #2770

Piano Workouts

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Friday, April 10, 2009

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 ***

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