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For this week's edition of the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award winning Between the Keys, The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler explores memorable singer/pianist collaborations.

"The art of song is a two way street between singer and pianist," says Jed. "And when a singer and a pianist are really tuned in to one another, magic can happen. I know that for a fact, because when I was young I made much of my living collaborating with singers in both the concert and cabaret worlds.

Among the singer/pianist teams featured will be Jessye Norman/Ann Schein, Regina Resnik/Richard Woitach, Susan Narucki/Donald Berman, Jeanne Lee/Ran Blake, John Kelly/David Del Tredici, Bethany Beardslee/Robert Helps, June Christy/Stan Kenton and Jed Distler himself in a number of settings. The late composer Ned Rorem is also featured, accompanying various singers in his original songs.

Tune in to Between the Keys this Tuesday night at 10, with the rebroadcast Wednesday at noon. And starting August 11th you can enjoy Between the Keys at its new time: Friday afternoons at 3:00, with the rebroadcast Saturday evenings at 6:00, exclusively on WWFM The Classical Network and

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Jed Distler is Artist-in-Residence for The Classical Network and program host of Between the Keys, Tuesdays at 10 pm.