For this week's edition of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, the Classica Network's Artist-in Residence Jed Distler focuses on the New, the Old and the Unexpected.
"Actually, 'New, Old and Unexpected' was the name of my friend and colleague Tim Page's weekday afternooon NPR radio show in the 80s and 90s, "says Distler. "When I can't think of a specific theme for the week, I simply revert to 'Mixtape Mode.' Yet somehow the selections wind up cohering and making internal sense. Surely there will be some real eye and ear openers!"
The playlist may strike listeners as both wide-ranging and surprising, and includes harpsichord music by D'Angelbert performed on the modern concert grand, a tryptich by Germaine Tailleferre, works of Bach, Glass, Clementi, and Chopin/Liszt, a wild two piano piece by Lowell Liebermann, Jenny Lin playing Irving Berlin arranged by Dick Hyman, Cy Walter playing Cy Walter, plus a striking, amazingly vital piano piece whose creator and performer will not be identified until the program airs.
Listen to Between the Keys, this Tuesday night June 26th at 10.