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Common and uncommon ground on Between the Keys February 25th

On Episode 244 on the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, host Jed Distler explores unsuspected yet intriguing commonalities between piano pieces.

“You might consider Chopin’s Op. 34 No. 3 Waltz and Robert Paterson’s majestic two-piano piece Deep Blue Ocean to be strange bedfellows, or even the pairing of a John Field and a Gabriel Fauré Nocturne might seem weird,” says Distler. “You’d never suspect that the syncopations of a Schubert Klavierstücke could break bread with one of John White’s quirky little piano sonatas.”

For that matter, what does Cole Porter’s great standard “Easy to Love” have in common with a wistful waltz? Quite a lot, as The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler reveals in his quietly inventive arrangement, recently released as part of Steinway & Sons’ new CD release “Cole Porter on a Steinway Volume 1”.

Distler will showcase that track, together with a typically eclectic and unpredictable playlist.

Tune in each Tuesday night at 10 for Between the Keys, an exclusive production of The Classical Network and