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Avery Fisher Career Grant Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, this 40th anniversary concert included 2014's recipients: violist Dimitri Murath, pianist Charlie Albright and the Calder String Quartet.

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Soundcheck

Simone Dinnerstein: Playing Bach's 'Inventions And Sinfonias'

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hear classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein perform works from her latest album of J.S. Bach compositions, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Hammered!

Runs in the Family

Monday, March 17, 2014

Family ties resemble teacher-student relations in weird ways. A student's music might "resemble" a teacher's style, or sometimes try very hard to disassociate itself. This week on Hammered! we sort through the branches of four different musical family trees.

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From the Top

Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This week From the Top brings you to Jordan Hall in Boston, Mass., for a series of string performances, and one piano. The program features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful Boston-area teenager and a teenage string quartet shares moving stories about the healing power of music in their own lives.

Soundcheck

Helen Sung: Refined Jazz Piano 'Anthems'

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hear jazz pianist Helen Sung perform works from her latest recording, Anthem For A New Day, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Hammered!

Players Playback

Monday, February 17, 2014

Pianist and Hammered! guest host Lisa Moore presents a slew of recent live keyboard recordings selected by the players themselves, including Ursula Oppens, Sarah Cahill, Nico Muhly, Timo Andres and more. Listen weekdays at 10 am.

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Soundcheck

Veteran Sideman Benmont Tench Goes Solo

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

He's served as the keyboardist in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and as a go-to veteran session player for Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and countless other greats. Now, Tench is taking center stage with his debut solo album, You Should Be So Lucky

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Hammered!

At Fives, Sixes and Sevens

Monday, February 10, 2014

This week on Hammered! pianist and guest host Lisa Moore explore a range of musical groups in which the piano finds itself. Tune in weekdays at 10 am for piano quintets, piano sextets and piano septets composed over the past century.

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Hammered!

Lisa Moore Takes it Outside the Box

Monday, February 03, 2014

Australian pianist Lisa Moore has performed with a slew of contemporary ensembles around the world, including the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Steve Reich Ensemble. She guest-hosts Hammered! for the month of February. Week One: the bleeding edge of experimental piano. Listen weekdays at 10 am.

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Studio 360

Chris Stroffolino's Piano Van

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Scene: Los Angeles
From The Organist, KCRW's podcast with The Believer magazine

Chris Stroffolino is a Shakespearean scholar and a former member of the band Silver Jews. But these days, he lives in a 1983 Ford Econoline van which is retro-fitted with a piano in the back. He’ll drive around town, invite musicians in to play, or just open the side doors to give a ...

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Hammered!

Music For A Polar Vortex Evening

Monday, January 13, 2014

Despite the bizarrely high likelihood this week of NYC's "Polar Vortex" turning unseasonably spring-like, we're nevertheless hunkering down with wintery landscape pieces for piano and percussion, anchored by the The Adams From The North, Alaskan composer John Luther Adams.

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Radiolab

Oh Say, Can You See? A Musical Salute

Thursday, January 09, 2014

You've heard it a thousand times, maybe 10,000. Is there any way to make "The Star-Spangled Banner" fresh? Even fascinating? There is (Jimi Hendrix aside). Here is a new one that did it for me — the Jon Batiste version.

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WQXR Features

Webcast: 2014 Gilmore Artist Award Winner Rafał Blechacz

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Watch the archived webcast of Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz, winner of the 2014 Gilmore Award, performing in The Greene Space on Tuesday.

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Showdown @ High Noon

You Choose Mitsuko Uchida's Birthday Music

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This coming Friday, pianist Mitsuko Uchida turns 65. Today's Showdown let you choose between three of her interpretations of Mozart’s works in every major keyboard genre.

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Reflections from the Keyboard

American Solo Piano

Thursday, November 28, 2013

On this edition of Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal brings an All-American solo piano program to the Thanksgiving Table.

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New Sounds

New Music for Piano

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Hear new music for piano on this New Sounds program, including music from Canadian pianist/composer Heather Schmidt, as well as Canadian composer Ann Southam.   From Schmidt's solo piano album of her own works called "Nebula,", listen to the title track.  Also, hear music by George Crumb, along with Anton Batagov's alleged Letters of Sergei Rachmaninoff, music from Hauschka, and more.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jeremy Denk Performs Bach's Goldberg Variations

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Acclaimed pianist and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk performs some of Bach’s Goldberg Variations live in our studios. His latest album is J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations. He’ll also talk about his writing for The New Yorker.

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New Sounds

Piano Plus...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear music from the duo Moon Ate the Dark, which is Anna Rose Carter (piano) and Christopher Brett Bailey (treatments.) Carter provides soft peals of piano and Bailey weaves them together with dark washes of reverb, and other subtle electronic processing. There's also glitchy ambient music from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto along with music from the Hilary Hahn & Hauschka release, "Silfra." And more.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Valentina Lisitsa, In The Studio

Monday, October 21, 2013

Watch the classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Who Was The Music Teacher That Inspired You?; Valentina Lisitsa Plays Live

Monday, October 21, 2013

In this episode: For her recent piece in The New York Times, "Is Music The Key To Success?," journalist Joanne Lipman interviewed high achievers who credit music experience directly to their professional achievements in other fields. Lipman is also the co-author of the new book Strings Attached, about her own childhood music teacher. 

Then, pianist Valentina Lisitsa -- one of the biggest names in classical music thanks, in part, to 62 million views on YouTube -- performs the music of Liszt in the Soundcheck studio.

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