A Fiorentino Feast
On this week's episode of the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler celebrates the artistry of legendary Italian pianist Sergio Fiorentino (1927-1998)
"Although Fiorentino was highly regarded by such colleagues as Vladimir Horowitz and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, he was a humble and modest musician who avoided the limelight," says Distler. "I was lucky to have heard him live and to have spent time with him. His effortless technique and boundless musical imagination inspired me, as much as his absolute physical economy at the keyboard - no fuss, no emoting, no extraneous movements."
Tune in Tuesday night at 10, with a rebroadcast at noon on Wednesday to hear Sergio Fiorentino in works by Bach, Fauré, Chopin, Schumann, Schubert and Rachmaninov. Between the Keys is an exclusive production of The Classical Network and WWFM.org.