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The Piano Matters Marks Gould Anniversaries in Three-Week Series


Over the next three weeks, The Piano Matters will explore the artistry of Glenn Gould, who passed away 35 years ago and would have been 85 this year, in a series of programs celebrating his performances of Bach - including his lauded recordings of the Goldberg Variations - as well as music by other composers. Host David Dubal welcomes fellow pianist, scholar and writer Benjamin Laude, who received his Masters and Doctorate from Juilliard, as his special guest they discuss Gould's style and survey various recordings.

The first week (9/27) will highlight the music of Bach, including preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier, and will also present excerpts of interviews with Gould himself. The Goldberg Variations will be the featured work of the second installment (10/4), and then a final program will sample some of Gould's recordings of works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Brahms and more.

That's the next three Wednesdays at 10 pm, with encore broadcasts Sundays at noon.

David Dubal is host of The Piano Matters which airs Wednesdays at 10 pm and Sundays at noon.