DJ Sessions: A Beethoven Rendition With 20 Pianists

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Katia and Marielle Labèque. (Courtesy Katia and Marielle Labèque via Facebook)

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Vic Di Geronimo of WILL about some interesting music for the piano — including one performance of a Beethoven piece that is played by 20 pianists.

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Music From The Segment

Manuel de Falla (arr. Mario Bragiotti), “Ritual Fire Dance,” from the ballet “El amor brujo” (performed by Katia and Marielle Labèque)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448, 3. Molto allegro” (performed by Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu)


Charles Gounod, “Concerto for Pedal Piano in E-Flat Major: II. Scherzo” (performed by Roberto Prosseda on pedal piano, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana and Howard Shelley)


Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Joan Berkhemer), “Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92: 4. Finale: Allegro con brio, for 40 hands” (performed by 20 pianists, conducted by Joan Berkhemer)


Vic Di Geronimo, DJ and host of Classic Mornings on WILL in Urbana, Illinois.

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