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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine; Timo Andres Weaves Together Mozart And Eno

Thursday, August 08, 2013

In this episode: Long running metal band Megadeth recently released their fourteenth studio album, Super Collider. Frontman Dave Mustaine talks about the very personal themes on this new record -- and some surprising influences.

And: This week's Check Ahead is from the fierce rock/R&B band Barrence Whitfield And The Savages. Soundcheck producer Gretta Cohn talks with the group's singer about the band's new album, Dig Thy Savage Soul.

Also: Timo Andres is a young pianist/composer whose influences include Mozart and Brian Eno.  He'll play works by both of them, live in the studio.

Plus: More of your karaoke voicemails.

    Soundcheck

    Timo Andres: In The Studio

    Thursday, August 08, 2013

    Hear pianist and composer Timo Andres perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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    Reflections from the Keyboard

    Debussy and the Piano: Part II

    Thursday, August 08, 2013

    Host David Dubal explores Debussy’s piano music that deals with pictures of the natural world, and also reveals how Debussy was a man of difficult ways.

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    The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

    Bachauer Piano Competition Winners

    Wednesday, August 07, 2013

    Listen to this performance by Fei-Fei Dong and Steven Lin, winners of last year's Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, recorded at Juilliard’s Paul Hall.

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    Reflections from the Keyboard

    Debussy and the Piano: Part I

    Thursday, August 01, 2013

    In this, the first of five installments on Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal presents a vintage recording of Debussy playing from the Children’s Corner Suite.

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    Reflections from the Keyboard

    Wagneriana

    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    This week, Reflections from the Keyboard pays tribute to Richard Wagner with piano transcriptions of some of Wagner’s work written by Liszt, Busoni, Gould and more.

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    Concerts from The Frick Collection

    Pianist Roland Pöntinen Makes His New York Recital Debut

    Sunday, July 21, 2013

    The third installment of this season's Concerts from The Frick Collection features Swedish pianist Roland Pöntinen in his New York recital debut. Listen to the full performance.

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    Reflections from the Keyboard

    Southpaws

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    Pianists use every limb for their instrument, with both hands at the keyboard and both feet on the pedals. Most of the time. 

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    Reflections from the Keyboard

    A Bastille Day Celebration With French Composers

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Host David Dubal presents an all-French program for Bastille Day. The show begins with Jean-Philippe Rameau and extends to Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud and other composers.

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    WQXR Features

    American Original: A Salute to Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Thursday, July 04, 2013

    July 4th provides an ideal opportunity to focus on the adventurous life and original music of American pianist and composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk. David Dubal takes us on a musical tour.

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    New Sounds

    Keyboard Works

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Music from pianist/composer Neil Cowley, (otherwise known as Adele's pianist on "21") and the post-jazz/post-rock Neil Cowley Trio is front and center on this New Sounds program.  Listen to their recent recording, "The Face Of Mount Molehill," which brings Eno alum guitarist Leo Abrahams, along with string quartet, The Mount Molehill Strings, into the proceedings.  Reflective and stabby, lyrical yet rocking, there'll be generous sampling from it.

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    Radiolab

    A Head Full of Symphonies

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    A neurologist issues a wild musical dare to a conductor and a ragtime piano player. One gives up almost instantly. But the other pulls off something that shouldn't be possible.

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    The Romantic Piano

    Johannes Brahms: Escaping Beethoven's Shadow

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Host David Dubal explores the piano works of Johannes Brahms. Brahms used the instrument in almost every genre he composed in and was a formidable pianist himself.

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    The Romantic Piano

    Johannes Brahms: From Humble Beginning To Master

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    On this edition of The Romantic Piano, David Dubal features part one of two episodes devoted to Johannes Brahms, one of the piano’s great masters.

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    WQXR Features

    Café Concert: Conrad Tao

    Sunday, June 09, 2013

    Conrad Tao runs his own music festival, has a major-label debut and is working towards a double degree from Columbia and Juilliard. The overachieving pianist and composer turns 19 this week. See him play at WQXR.

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    The Romantic Piano

    Franz Liszt: The Nature Poet

    Thursday, June 06, 2013

    On this edition of The Romantic Piano, David Dubal shares Franz Liszt's poetic tastes and love of the natural world in composition.

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    WQXR Features

    The Romantic Piano with David Dubal in The Greene Space

    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    In a companion to his weekly series "The Romantic Piano," piano authority David Dubal comes to The Greene Space at WQXR to discuss the milestones of the Romantic piano literature.

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    The Romantic Piano

    Franz Liszt: World’s First Rock Star

    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Franz Liszt's life saw many guises: child prodigy, touring pianist, inventor of the solo piano recital and of the master class, and teacher of three generations of golden-age pianists.

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    The Romantic Piano

    Robert Schumann: Dark Struggles, Poetic Sounds

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Robert Schumann became lost in insanity and was considered dangerous, notes David Dubal. Yet his personal struggles fueled his unique style.

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    Fishko Files

    Liberace's Very Extreme Makeover

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Think: grand piano, candelabra and sequined suit. As a new Liberace film premieres, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reminds us of his beginnings in this episode of Fishko Files…

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