The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler devotes this week's episode of Between the Keys to 24 preludes by 24 composers.
"I don't know where this idea came from," says Distler. "But I wound up puttting an awful lot of time, effort and research into coming up with 24 preludes, one prelude per composer, and one pianist per prelude for that matter. The challenge was how to create flow, contrast, continuity and a real sense of build. Somehow everything seems to cohere, but that's for listeners to decide!"
The roster of composers includes, among others, Handel, Ravel, Fauré, Rota, Shostakovich, Cage, Glanville-Hicks. Prokofiev and Chopin. Among pianists, expect Angela Hewitt, Robert Helps, Konstantin Scherbakov, Sviatoslav Richter, Jimmy Brière, Keith Jarrett, and Jeffrey Swann.
The 2017 ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning Between the Keys airs Tuesday June 12th at 10 PM.