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Claude Frank, Patrician Pianist Specializing in Beethoven, Dies at 89

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Claude Frank, a pianist known for his elegant, patrician renditions of the Austro-German repertory, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan.
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Bachstock

One Pianist, Two Keyboards: Christopher Taylor's Bach Variation

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christopher Taylor, a pianist known for his marathon piano projects, talks about performing Bach's Goldberg Variations on an unusual piano.

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Live Broadcasts

Video Webcast: Lang Lang and Young Pianists in The Greene Space

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Watch the archived webcast of the flamboyant pianist sharing the stage with young performers from his Lang Lang International Music Foundation.

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WQXR Features

Webcast: Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii in The Greene Space

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Watch the archived webcast of Nobuyuki Tsujii, the blind Japanese pianist who tied for the gold medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition, performing at The Greene Space.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Marking Bernstein's Massachusetts Debut

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seventy-five years ago today, a 19-year-old Leonard Bernstein gave his first performance as a composer-pianist. This week's Showdown offered three pieces by a more mature Bernstein.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Marking Martha Argerich's Birthday

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Today is the 72nd birthday of the fiery Argentine pianist Martha Argerich and we’re celebrating with a Showdown that offers three great Argerich interpretations.

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WQXR Blog

Lang Lang Foundation Gala Raises $1.2 Million

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Co-founded by the extrovert pianist, the charitable venture aims to raise awareness for educational programs in schools and award young classical musicians with scholarships.

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Soundcheck

Remembering Jazz Pianist Mulgrew Miller

Friday, May 31, 2013

Soundcheck pays tribute to the late jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller by listening back to his appearance with Ron Carter's Golden Striker Trio in 2011.

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WQXR Blog

Piano Legend Van Cliburn Dies at 78

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Van Cliburn, one of the most celebrated American pianists of the modern age who also became one of its more enigmatic public figures, died on ­­­­Wednesday in Fort Worth, TX.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Pianist Ah Ruem Ahn

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pianist Ah Ruem Ahn recently won the 2012 Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition. On Thursday, Jan. 31, she makes her American debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. 

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Teddy Wilson Contemplates the Future of Jazz

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WNYC

Pianist Teddy Wilson discusses his career and speculates on the future of jazz in this 1950 interview.

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WQXR Blog

The Top 10 Photos of Pianists Showing Off Their Hands

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New album covers by the pianists Lang Lang and Alessio Bax raise an age-old question pianists face when confronted with a camera: What should they do with their hands?

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Van Cliburn's Musical Diplomacy Eases Tense U.S.-Soviet Relationship

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WNYC

Fifty-five years ago this week, Van Cliburn was feted in New York City for his gold medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. Our sister station WNYC covered the young Texan's triumphant return.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Vicky Chow

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bang On a Can All-Stars pianist Vicki Chow performs a "mixtape" of her favorite pieces for piano at The Stone on Tuesday night. Download one of its songs, "Digital Sustain."

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