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Gig Alert: Jon Regen

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Gritty, soulful pianist plays album release show at SubCulture tonight.

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New Sounds

The Altered State of the Piano

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

You won't be hearing Chopin or Rachmaninov in this all-piano edition of New Sounds. The most recognizable instrument is featured in unrecognizable ways tonight.

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Gig Alert: Omar Sosa & Quarteto AfroCubano

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Afro-Caribbean jazz piano master plays at BRIC House tonight.

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Gig Alert: Ben Folds & yMusic

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The boundary-hopping piano-banger joins forces with the pop-influenced chamber ensemble tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. 

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: The Piano in Spain with David Dubal

Monday, April 20, 2015

Watch the archived video: David Dubal traces the history of piano music in Spain with a host of distinguished young pianists.

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Gig Alert: Hauschka

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A master of the "prepared piano" visits Le Poisson Rouge tonight.

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Gig Alert: Justin Kauflin

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Piano prodigy and jazz documentary subject plays at Baruch College tonight. 

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The Takeaway

Ethan Hawke on Mentorship, Artistic Identity and Directing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ethan Hawke discusses his latest project, "Seymour: An Introduction," a documentary about the life and work of pianist Seymour Bernstein. 

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New Sounds

New Music for Piano

Monday, March 09, 2015

Hear piano music from Canadian pianist/composer Heather Schmidt, as well as Canadian composer Ann Southam. Plus, some of Anton Batagov's alleged Letters of Sergei Rachmaninoff & more.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

2015 Mannes Sounds Festival

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase this week presents selections from the opening concert of the 2015 Mannes Sounds Festival at The New School for Music auditorium.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

In Studio with Pianist Ko-Eun Yi

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Korean pianist Ko-Eun Yi comes to the Young Artists Showcase studio for a preview of her Carnegie Hall recital debut. 

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Gig Alert: Jenny Lin

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Classical piano star plays selections from Stravinsky, Silvestrov, and Scriabin at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. 

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Selections From the Mannes Sounds Festival

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This week's show features a sampling from the Mannes Sounds Festival, a remarkable series of recitals thematically curated by faculty at Mannes College The New School for Music.

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Movies on the Radio

Piano Concertos as High-Stakes Cinematic Drama

Saturday, January 24, 2015

This week's show explores how the inherently dramatic form of the piano concerto has added extra drama to many films including "The Competition" and "Grand Piano."

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The Takeaway

Ben Folds on Why He Loves The Piano

Friday, January 09, 2015

The solo artist and frontman of Ben Folds Five discusses his first encounters with the instrument he loves. 

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The Takeaway

Art Project Puts Used Pianos In Public Spaces

Thursday, January 08, 2015

From Los Angeles to Melbourne, decorated pianos are showing up on sidewalks, under bridges, and in parks. 

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The Sound of Passion: Falling in Love With the Piano

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

From teachers and students to tuners and technicians, the piano has a lot of dedicated fans. 

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The Takeaway

The Piano Industry's Quiet Decline

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The piano was once the heart of the home—in 1909, more than 364,500 were sold. But the TV has adopted that role in the modern era, and the piano industry has slowly declined.

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WQXR Blog

Piano Stores Closing as Fewer Children Taking up Instrument

Friday, January 02, 2015

Stores dedicated to selling pianos are dwindling as fewer people take up the instrument and those who do often opt for a less expensive electronic keyboard or a used piano.
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New Sounds

Pianist Composers

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Listen to music by pianist/composers on this New Sounds, including works from the Berlin-based pianist/piano-builder Davide Martello, Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi & more.

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