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Songs Without Words on Between the Keys November 10 & 11

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 offers a program of Songs Without Words.

“Not Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words,” says Distler, “but rather a wide variety of pop songs, art songs, theater songs, movie songs and, well, all kinds of songs in solo piano transcriptions. We’ll run the gamut from Schubert and Duparc and Massenet to Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Lady Day. And actually there will be a Mendelssohn song in a Liszt transcription.”

“The point is when I sigh with relief, I then feel like singing. But since I have a lousy singing voice, it’s better to let the piano and the pianists sing to high heaven.”

Listen to Between the Keys on Tuesday November 10th, with a rebroadcast Wednesday November 11th at noon, only here on The Classical Network and