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Vinyl Rules Again

Not all great piano recordings from the vinyl era made it to CD. Just ask The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler, who is the creator, producer and long time host for the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys.

"Over the years I've amassed quite a collection of interesting and often important piano performances that somehow didn't find their way into the digital domain, at least so far as I know," Jed says. "We can't let these performances fall through the proverbial cracks, so I often sneak them into my playlists. Last year I presented an all-vinyl episode, and I thought we should do another this week."

Yet only days after Jed finished assembling and editing this week's episode, he discovered that two of this week's selections had indeed turned up on CD reissues! As Homer Simpson would say: "D'oh!"

Still, in any event, the selections include some C.P.E. Bach with Artur Balsam, Leonore Engdahl playing Griffes, a Chopin work from Stephen Kovacevich’s very first solo piano release circa 1963, and Marie-Françoise Bucquet's Schoenberg Six Little Pieces Op. 19.

Tune in this Friday at 3:00 PM, with the rebroadcast Saturday at 6:00 PM, exclusively on 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.