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Grand Piano Series | Podcast
38 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Reed Tetzloff, Piano
U.S. born pianist Reed Tetzloff performs music of Scriabin as well as two transcriptions of music from the opera as adapted by Franz Liszt. He and Mark Travis discuss Scriabin's famously eclectic personality as well as how both Scriabin and Liszt can be misunderstood and underestimated as composers. Mark Travis is your host.
32 minutes | May 16, 2020
Roberto Plano, Piano (2 of 2)
We visit Robert Plano's recital from March 2020 which explores the music of Europe and the Americas. Mr. Plano discusses how Respighi's piano music is of a much different variety than his orchestral works and he also discusses the challenges of the keyboard works Villa-Lobos wrote. Mark Travis is your host.
27 minutes | May 9, 2020
Kate Liu, Piano (3 of 3)
We feature the final episode in a 3-part mini-series dedicated to Chopin International Competition Bronze Medalist Kate Liu. She performs Beethoven's penultimate piano sonata (No. 31, Op. 110) and discusses the vocal qualities and sense of "acceptance" she hears in this work. The recital was recorded in May 2019 for the Grand Piano Series. Mark Travis is your host.
31 minutes | May 2, 2020
Roberto Plano, Piano (1 of 2)
Indiana University Professor and international prize-winning pianist Roberto Plano traces his personal journey through music as he performs music from Europe and the Americas on this podcast. Featured are two opera transcriptions, including a very rarely heard adaptation by Chopin of Bellini's beloved aria, "Casta diva," from Norma. Also on the program: two works of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. The performances were originally given on March 2, 2020 at the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida. Mark Travis is your host.
36 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Kate Liu, Piano (2 of 3)
In this second installment in a three-part series, we hear Kate Liu in the Piano Sonata No. 8 from 1944--the last of his three War Time sonatas. We'll hear Kate discuss what she loves about this piece and how this work differs from Prokofiev's other works in the genre. Mark Travis is your host.
34 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
Beethoven 2020 | Tony Bai (3 of 8)
In this third installment from the Beethoven 2020 project, we hear highlights of Tony Bai performing Beethoven's sonatas 9-12. He also speaks with our producer, Mark Travis, on Beethoven's innovations in these works and both the joys and challenges of interpreting them.
29 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Shai Wosner, Piano
Shai Wosner alternates sonatas by Rzewski and Scarlatti in a brilliant and colorful sequence as recorded in January 2020 for the Grand Piano Series. He discussed his programming with our producer, Mark Travis, who hosts the podcast. You'll also hear a brief excerpt of Schubert's B-flat major sonata, which Mr. Wosner has recently recorded and released commercially.
27 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Roman Rabinovich, Piano
We feature part of a recital Roman Rabinovich gave that is inspired by the artwork of Pablo Picasso. You'll hear works by Zipoli, Debussy, Satie, and Gershwin as well as one of Mr. Rabinovich's own compositions. Mark Travis is your host with commentary by Roman Rabinovich.
33 minutes | Dec 14, 2019
Beethoven 2020 | Jongyun Kim (2 of 8)
Prize-winning pianist Jongyun Kim continues our survey of the Beethoven piano sonatas, as recorded at the Grand Piano Series in Naples, Florida in November 2019. Our producer, Mark Travis, hosts this podcast, which features excerpts from Beethoven's Op. 10 and Op. 13.
31 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Beethoven 2020 | Dominic Cheli (1 of 8).
Dominic Cheli is featured in this podcast performing excerpts from the first four Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Mark is the host. The concert was recorded on October 22, 2019 at the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church.
41 minutes | Jul 20, 2019
Kate Liu, Piano (1 of 3)
This episode is the first in a series of three featuring Kate Liu, bronze medal winner in the 17th International Chopin Competition. Ms. Liu performs the 4 Ballades by Brahms and discusses her life and art with our producer, Mark Travis.
77 minutes | May 4, 2019
Ilya Yakushev, Piano
Internationally renown St. Petersburg native Ilya Yakushev performs a program of works by Haydn, Gershwin, and Mussorgsky as recorded on the Fazioli F38 at the Grand Piano Series in Naples, Florida. Mark Travis, Associate Director of Media, Production for the New York Philharmonic is your host.
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