Piano Music

Join Jed Distler for Between the Keys on Tuesday July 11th at 10 PM, for the first of two episodes celebrating the prolific and wide-ranging piano legacy of Vladimir Ashkenazy, who turns 80 this month. Spanning more than half a century of music making, the recordings selected for this week's show include works by Kreisler/Rachmaninov, Chopin, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Brahms and Rautavaara.

Join Jed Distler for a special July 4th episode of Between the  keys at 10 PM, celebrating the "OYAPS," the "Outstanding Young American Pianists" who came of age in the years following World War II, and the American pianists who inspired them. Artists featured include Olga Samaroff, Gary Graffman, Julius Katchen, Raymond Lewenthal, Leon Fleisher, Rosalyn Tureck, William Kapell and Eugene Istomin. We also pay tribute to the late American composer Daniel Brewbaker with the finale of his Piano Concerto No.

Join Jed Distler for Between the Keys on Tuesday June 27th at 10 PM for an unusual yet captivating episode, as renown visual artist, musician and media figure Mark Kostabi drops in for music and conversation. We'll hear works by Kostabi, along with piano music by Janacek, Liszt and Carla Bley.

Join Jed Distler on Tuesday June 20th at 10 PM for Between the Keys, and an episode called "Attack of the Killer Etudes!". Works by Martinu, Alkan, Arensky, Beckwith, Chopin, Bartók, Scriabin, Lindberg, Kernis and Rachmaninov. Pianists will include Jane Coop, Anthony de Mare, Alfred Cortot, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jenny Lin, Ralph van Raat, Raymond Lewenthal and Jerome Lowenthal.

Between the Keys June 13/New, Old and Unexpected

Jun 13, 2017

Join Jed Distler Tuesday June 13th at 10:00 PM, with a wide range of keyboard curiosities, old treasures, new works and much more. Performers include Lara Downes, Susanne Kessel, Cyprien Katsaris, Skip Sempé, Marcelle Meyer, Gabriele Baldocci and Malcolm Binns.

Host David Dubal surveys works by Schubert, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Glazunov and more on this week's The Piano Matters Wednesday (6/7) at 10 pm. Featured pianists include Peter Serkin, Vassily Primakov,  Sandro Russo, Claudio Arrau, Byron Janis and Gitti Pirner. Hear the encore broadcast Sunday at noon.

Between the Keys May 30/Point Counterpoint

May 30, 2017

Join Jed Distler on Tuesday May 30th at 10 PM for Between the Key, in an episode devoted to a wide range of contrapuntal keyboard music. Composers include Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Handel, Mozart, Ligeti, Thelonious Monk, Valentin Bibik, Larry Bell and Friedrich Gulda.

Between the Keys May 16 - The 100th episode

May 16, 2017

For the 100th episode of Between the Keys, Jed Distler looks back on the music and the musicians that shaped his career.

Between the Keys May 9th/A Thing About Machines

May 9, 2017

Join Jed Distler on Between the Keys at 10 PM for an episode first aired in 2015 about the influence of machines on music, with works by Scarlatti, Rakowski, Antheil, Leroy Anderson, Meade "Lux Lewis," Mozart, Frederic Rzewski and more.

Between the Keys May 2nd/Impromptu!

May 2, 2017

Join Jed Distler at 10 PM Tuesday May 2nd for Between the Keys, with an episode devoted to the art of the piano impromptu, with works by Vorisek, Enescu, Richard Rodney Bennett, Schubert, Chopin, Donald Martino, Poulenc, Fauré and others.

Join Jed Distler on April 18 for Between the Keys with guest pianist 2015 Warsaw Competition Award Winner Seong-Jin Cho for music and conversation. Works include Chopin's Ballade No. 4 Op. 52 and the Preludes Op. 28.

Between the Keys: Dynamic Duos Tuesday 10 PM

Apr 5, 2017

Join Jed Distler on April 11th at 10 PM for works by Igor Stravinsky, Franz Schubert, Emily Doolittle, Andrew Violette, Alan Rawsthorne, Johannes Brahms, Louis Théodore Gouvy, Allen Shawn and Peter Tchaikovsky in an episode devoted to piano duets.

Performances by Maria Thompson Corley, Wilhelm Kempff, Alan Feinberg, Josu de Solaun and more.