Jed Distler

BETWEEN THE KEYS: Show logs
Theme song: Excerpt from Jed Distler’s Calypso for Piano (1989), performed by the composer

Between the Keys #1 (Pilot) March 20, 2015
J.S. Bach at 330: An Inauthentic Birthday Bash read more

Between the Keys # 2 (official launch of show) April 7, 2015
Mentors read more

Between the Keys #3 April 14, 2015
Sviatoslav Richter at 100 read more

Between the Keys #4 April 21, 2015
To the Harpsichord read more

Between the Keys #5 April 28, 2015
Separated at Birth? read more

Between the Keys #6 May 5, 2015
An Historic Return Revisited read more

Between the Keys #7 May 12, 2015
Do I Hear A Waltz? read more

Between the Keys #8 May 19, 2015
Double Trouble read more

Between the Keys #9 May 26, 2015
Let’s Get Minimal read more

Between the Keys #10 June 2, 2015
In Good (Ac)Company read more

Between the Keys #11 June 9, 2015
Ballades and Ballads read more

Between the Keys #12 June 16, 2015
Varied Variations read more

Between the Keys #13 June 23, 2015
80 Years Young: Happy Birthday, Terry Riley! read more

Between the Keys #14 June 30, 2015
New Order read more

Between the Keys #15 July 7, 2015
Miniature read more

Between the Keys #16 July 14, 2015
A Richard Wagner Piano Party read more

Between the Keys #17 July 21, 2015
Changing Landscapes read more

Between the Keys #18 July 28, 2015
Off the Radar read more

Between the Keys #19 August 4, 2015
An Arthur Rubinstein Love Fest read more

Between the Keys #20 August 11, 2015
From A to Z read more

Between the Keys #19 August 4, 2015
An Arthur Rubinstein Love Fest read more

Between the Keys #21 August 18, 2015
Brahms with a Twist read more

Between the Keys #22 August 25, 2015
A Thing About Machines read more

Between the Keys #23 September 1, 2015
Back to School read more

Between the Keys #24 September 8, 2015
Rare Treasures read more

Between the Keys #25 September 15, 2015
Cy Walter Centennial Special read more

Between the Keys #26 September 22, 2015
Concertos in Miniature read more

Between the Keys #27 September 29, 2015
Shuffle Modes read more

Between the Keys #28 October 6, 2015
Concert Grande Revisited read more

Between the Keys #29 October 13, 2015
Steinway Meets Symphony Space read more

Between the Keys #30 October 20, 2015
Back To the Harpsichord read more

Between the Keys #31 October 27, 2015
Playing Against Type read more

Between the Keys #32 November 3, 2015
The People United at 40 read more

Between the Keys #33 November 10, 2015
Piano Zone for Animal Zone read more

Between the Keys #34 November 17, 2015
Gotta Toccata! read more

Between the Keys #35 November 24, 2015
Earl Wild at 100 read more

Between the Keys #36 December 1, 2015
A Visit With Vassily Primakov read more

Between the Keys #37 December 8, 2015
Playing Favorites read more

Between the Keys #38 December 15, 2015
Garlands for Gerald read more

Between the Keys #39 December 22, 2015
How Come We Never Hear That? read more

Between the Keys #40 December 29, 2015
’Tis the Season for Scarlatti read more

Between the Keys #41 January 5, 2016
The Art of Angela Hewitt read more

Between the Keys #42 January 12, 2016
Young and Old read more

Between the Keys #43 January 19, 2016
Opera Without Words read more

Between the Keys #44 January 26, 2016
Four Handed Fantasies read more

Between the Keys #45 February 2, 2016
Blindfold Test with Claire Huangci read more

Between the Keys #46 February 9, 2016
Braving the Elements read more

Between the Keys #47 February 16, 2016
I’ve Got a Little Liszt read more

Between the Keys #48 February 23, 2016
Mixing and Matching read more

Between the Keys #49 March 1, 2016
I Hear a Rhapsody read more

Between the Keys #50 March 8, 2016
The Art of Dick Hyman read more

Between the Keys #51 March 15, 2016
The Early(ish) Music Month Episode read more

Between the Keys #52 March 22, 2016
1st Anniversary Bach Birthday Bash read more

Between the Keys #53 March 29, 2016
We’re No. 1! read more

Between the Keys #54 April 5, 2016
Blindfold Test with James Irsay read more

Between the Keys #55 April 12, 2016
An Etude Epidemic Part I read more

Between the Keys #56 April 19, 2016
An Etude Epidemic Part II read more

Between the Keys #57 April 26, 2016
Trio Time read more

Between the Keys #58 May 3, 2016
Wind Over the Graveyard read more

Between the Keys #59 May 10, 2016
Let’s Get Minimal Again read more

Between the Keys #60 May 17, 2016
Lenny at the Keyboard read more

Between the Keys #61 May 24, 2016
Southpaw - Piano Music for the Left Hand read more



Between the Keys #1
(Pilot)
March 20, 2015
J.S. Bach at 330: An Inauthentic Birthday Bash
Transcriptions and arrangements of Bach works:
Cantata No. 29: Sinfonia BWV 29 Wendy Carlos (synthesizer) East Side Digital;
Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E major BWV 1006: Prelude, Gavotte & Gigue (arr. by Rachmaninov) Garrick Ohlsson (piano) Brilliant Classics;
Sonata for Solo Violin BWV 1005: Allegro assai (arr. by Lewis) Daniel Martyn Lewis Live Recording;
After Bach I Jed Distler (piano) Musical Concepts;
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 (arr. by Montero) Gabriela Montero (piano) EMI;
The Art of Fuguing: Contrapunctus II and Contrapunctus IX BWV 1080 (arr. by William Malloch) Lukas Foss/The Sheffield Ensemble Sheffield Lab;
Two-Part Invention in D Minor BWV 775 Glenn Gould (piano) Sony;
Two-Part Invention in D Minor BWV 775 (arr. by Montero) Gabriela Montero (piano) EMI;
Flute Sonata No. 2 BWV 1031: Siciliano (arr. by Kempff) Wilhelm Kempff (piano) Deutsche Grammophon;
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I: Prelude No. 14 in F-sharp Minor (arr. by Lewis) John Lewis (piano) Philips;
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major BWV 1048 (arr. by Max Reger) Anderson & Roe Piano Duo Steinway & Sons;
Outro - The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 9 BWV 1080 The Swingle Singers (Philips)
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Between the Keys # 2
(official launch of show)
April 7, 2015
Mentors
A tribute to Jed Distler's musical mentors
Robert Helps Hommage to Fauré Richard Goode (piano) Live Recording;
Alex North Love Theme from Spartacus Bill Evans (piano) Verve;
Jed Distler A Brief History of Money, from “The Gold Standard” (text by Ed Schmidt) Jed Distler (piano) Live Recording;
Duke Ellington: The Clothed Woman Dick Hyman (piano) Arbors Records;
James P. Johnson You’ve Got to Be Modernistic Dick Hyman (piano) Arbors Record;s
Interview with Frederic Rzewski;
Frederic Rzewski Four North American Ballads: No. 2 “Which Side Are You On” Frederic Rzewski (piano) Vanguard;
Leopold Godowsky Studies on Chopin’s Etudes: No. 45 in E Major (after Trois Nouvelles Etudes No. 2 in A-flat Major) Robert Helps (piano) CRI;
Outro - James P. Johnson Caprice Rag Dick Hyman (piano) Sony
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Between the Keys #3

April 14, 2015
Sviatoslav Richter at 100
Recordings by pianist Sviatoslav Richter;
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor Op. 57 (“Appassionata”): excerpt RCA;
Franz Schubert Piano Sonata in C Minor D. 958:IV. Allegro BMC Records;
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major Op. 82: IV. Vivace Philip;s
Robert Schumann Waldszenen Op. 82: No. 7 Vogel als Prophet Deutsche Grammophon;
Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Noctuelles, Oiseaux Tristes, & Alborada del grazioso Prag;a
Frederic Chopin Mazurka in A Minor ("À Émile Gaillard") Music and Arts;
Dimitri Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: No. 7 in A Major Supraphon;
Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 5 Op. 53 Deutsche Grammophon;
Franz Liszt Gnomenreigen BMC
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Between the Keys #4

April 21, 2015
To the Harpsichord
Celebrating 20th and 21st century music for harpsichord
Excerpt from “Said the Harpsichord to the Piano” David Allen (narrator) Sylvia Marlowe (harpsichord) Young Peoples Records;
Gyorgy Ligeti Hungarian Rock Elisabeth Chojnacka (harpsichord) Sony Classical;
Mel Powell Recitative and Toccata Percossa; Henry Cowell: Ostinato; Ned Rorem: Spiders Jory Vinikour (harpsichord) Sono Luminus;
Asako Hirabayashi Street Music Gina DiBello (violin) Asako Hirabayashi (harpsichord) Albany;
Jed Distler Sonata #71 Jed Distler (processed harpsichords);
Mark Hagerty Clavierbook No. 3: Prelude No. 1 and Saltarello Tracy Richardson (harpsichord) Meyer Media;
Pop Medley with excerpts from recordings by Richard Harris, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Rosemary Clooney and Chrysalis edited by Jed Distler;
Stephen Dodgson Suite No. 1: Tambourin Elaine Funaro (harpsichord) Centaur;
Virgil Thomson Sonata No. 4 (Portrait of Peggy Guggenheim) Paul Jacobs (harpsichord) Nonesuch;
Harold Meltzer: Five Toccatas: Nos. 6 & 2 Jory Vinikour (harpsichord) Sono Luminus
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention: Theme from Uncle Meat Zappa Records;
Outro Boogie Woogie Sylvia Marlowe (harpsichord)
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Between the Keys #5

April 28, 2015
Separated at Birth?
Works of music that arguably resemble one another
Heitor Villa-Lobos Alegria na horta Arthur Rubinstein (piano) RCA;
Manuel de Falla Ritual Fire Dance Arthur Rubinstein (piano) RCA;
Conrad Tao Upon Ripping Perforated Pages Conrad Tao (piano) EMI;
Gyorgy Ligeti Desodre Pierre-Laurent AImard (piano) Sony;
Franz Schubert Erlkönig (arr. Liszt) Murray Perahia (piano) Sony;
Matthew Durrant Persistence Karolina Rojahn (piano) Navona;
J.S. Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimmen (arr. Busoni) Jill Crossland (piano) Divine Ar;t
Dimitri Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue No. 23 in F Major Keith Jarrett (piano) ECM;
Maurice Ravel Sonatine: Menuet Angela Hewitt (piano) Hyperion;
Benjamin Lees Toccata Philip Amalong (piano) Alban;y
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Op. 83: 1. Allegro inquieto Maurizio Pollini (piano) Deustche Grammophon;
Igor Stravinsky Piano Sonata in F-sharp Minor: 2. Scherzo Victor Sangiorgio (piano) Naxos;
Ernesto Nazareth Odeon Arnaldo Cohen (piano) BIS;
Chester Biscardi Incitation to Desire Yvar Mikhashoff (piano) Mode;
Michel Legrand Noelle’s Theme Bill Evans (piano) Blue Note
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Between the Keys #6

May 5, 2015
An Historic Return Revisited
Recordings by pianist Vladimir Horowitz Sony/BMG;
J. S. Bach/Ferruccio Busoni Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C BWV 564 (excerpts);
Frédéric Chopin Nouvelle Etude in A-flat;
Claude Debussy: Etude No. 11;
Frédéric Chopin Mazurka in C-sharp Minor Op. 30 No. 4;
Frédéric Chopin Etude in F Major Op. 10 No. 8;
Robert Schumann Fantasy in C Major Op. 17 (excerpts;)
Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 9 Op. 68;
Alexander Scriabin Etude in C-sharp Minor Op. 2 No. 1;
Moritz Moszkowski Etude in A-flat Op. 72 No. 11;
Robert Schumann Kinderszenen Op. 15: No. 7 Träumerei;
Dimitri Kabalevsky Preludes Op. 38 Nos. 1, 10 17, 3, 16, 8, 22 & 14
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Between the Keys #7

May 12, 2015
Do I Hear A Waltz?
A wide range of piano waltzes
Frédéric Chopin Preludes Op. 28: No. 7 in A Major Maurizio Pollini (piano) Deutsche Grammophon;
Federico Mompou Valse-Evocation Alexandre Tharaud (piano) Harmonia Muni;
Ralph Blaine/Hugh Martin The Girl Next Door Denny Zeitlin (piano);
Alexander Scriabin Waltz in A-flat Op. 38 Xian Wang (piano) Naxos;
Bill Evans Waltz for Debby Bill Evans (piano) The Jazz Alliance;
Chick Corea Song of the Wind Chick Corea (piano) ECM;
Frédéric Chopin/Leopold Godowsky Waltz in D-flat Op. 64 No. 1 Jorge Bolet (piano) Decca;
Arnold Schoenberg Five Pieces for Piano Op. 23: Waltz Maurizio Pollini (piano) Deutsche Grammophon;
Robert Helps Valse Mirage Naomi Niskala (piano) Albany;
Vladimir Horowitz Waltz in F Minor Valery Kuleshov (piano) BIS;
Edward C. Redding The End of a Love Affair (arranged by Jed DIstler) Lara Downes (piano) Steinway & Sons;
Thomas “Fats” Waller Jitterbug Waltz Jed Distler (piano) Live Performance;
Maurice Ravel La Valse (arr. Muraro) Roger Muraro (piano) Acoord;
Chet Atkins Waltz for the Lonely (transcribed by Robert Henry) Robert Henry (piano) Muuz
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Between the Keys #8

May 19, 2015
Double Trouble
Music for two pianos
Paul Bowles Concerto for Two Pianos Alan Feinberg & Leslie Stifelman (pianos) Jonathan Sheffer/Eos Orchestra Catalyst;
Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn Tonk (transcribed and arranged by Jed DIstler) Double Edge: Nurit Tilles & Edmund Niemann (pianos) CRI;
Meredith Monk Ellis Island Double Edge: Nurit Tilles & Edmund Niemann (pianos) CRI;
W.A. Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat K. 365 (cadenzas by Leopold Godowsky) Carlo Grante & Barbara Panzarella (pianos) Bernhard Sieberer/ Orchestra dell Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma Music & Arts;
Anton Arensky Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos Op. 15: Waltz Ossip Gabrilowitsch & Harold Bauer (pianos) VAI
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Between the Keys #9

May 26, 2015
Let’s Get Minimal
A broad range of minimal music and beyond
David Friedman An Offering Jed Distler (piano) Live Performance;
Philip Glass: Orfee and the Princess Nicolas Horvath (piano) Grand Piano;
Meredith Monk Double Fiesta Anthony de Mare (piano) Koch;
Jandek Song of Morgan (excerpt) Corwood;
David Borden Esty Point Summer 1978 Red Records
Patrick Grant Genome: Cures Patrick Grant, Jed Distler & Kathleen Supové (keyboards) Peppergreen Media;
Stephen Scott Vikings of the Sunrise (excerpts) Stephen Scott Bowed Piano Ensemble New Albion;
Simeon ten Holt Eadem Sed Aliter (final section) Jeroen Van Veen (piano) Brilliant Classics
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Between the Keys #10

June 2, 2015
In Good (Ac)Company
Classic collaborations between vocalists and pianists
Franz Schubert An Die Musick Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Edwin Fischer (piano) EMI;
Franz Schubert Winterreise: Frühlingstraum Peter Pears (tenor), Benjamin Britten (piano) Decca;
Franz Schubert Gruppe Aus Dem Tartarus Therese Behr Schnabel (mezzo-soprano), Artur Schnabel (piano) EMI;
Franz Schubert Das Wandern (demonstration) Gerald Moore (voice and piano) Testament;
Francis Poulenc Metamorphoses (cycle of three songs) Pierre Bernac (baritone), Francis Poulenc (piano);
Tony Hatch Don’t Sleep in the Subway Richard Rodney Bennett (voice and piano) Chandos;
George Gershwin My One and Only Ella Fitzgerald (voice), Ellis Larkins (piano) MCA;
Claude Debussy Three Chansons de Bilitis Maggie Teyte (soprano) Alfred Cortot (piano) EMI;
Robert Louis Carleton Ja-Da Jeanne Lee (voice), Ran Blake (piano Fresh Sound;
Percy Faith Maybe September Tony Bennett (voice), Bill Evans (piano) Concord;
Arnold Schoenberg Galathea Darynn Zimmer (soprano), Susan Amalsi (piano) Private Studio Recording
Randy Newman I Think it’s Going to Rain Today Nina Simone (voice and piano) RCA
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Between the Keys #11

June 9, 2015
Ballades and Ballads
Franz Liszt Ballade No. 1 in D-flat Major Leslie Howard (piano) Hyperion;
Samuel Barber Ballade Op. 46 John Browning (piano) Nimbus;
Edvard Grieg Ballade in G Minor Op. 24 Antonion Pompa-Baldi (piano) Centau;r
Vincent Youmans More Than You Know André Previn (piano) EM;I
David Del Tredici Ballad in Yellow Anthony de Mare (piano) Koch;
George Gershwin Love Walked In Don Shirley (piano ) Cadence;
Afshin Jaberi Ballade No. 1 (The Herold) Afshin Jaberi (piano) Grand Piano
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Between the Keys #12

June 16, 2015
Varied Variations
Ludwig van Beethoven Variations and Fugue in E-flat Major Op. 35 (“Eroica” Variations) Cyprien Katsaris Teldec;
Franz Schubert Andantino Variée Artur and Karl Ulrich Schnabel (piano) EMI;
Frédéric Chopin Variations Brilliantes Op. 12 Arthur Loesser (piano) Marston;
Anton Webern Variations Op. 27 Glenn Gould (piano) Melodiya;
Nikolai Kapustin Variations Op. 41 Nikolai Kapustin (piano) Boheme
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Between the Keys #13

June 23, 2015
80 Years Young: Happy Birthday, Terry Riley!
Terry Riley In C (excerpt) Bang on a Can All-Stars Cantaloupe;
Terry Riley Be Kind to One Another Sarah Cahill (piano) Other Minds;
Terry Riley Last Camel in Paris (excerpt) Terry Riley (Yamaha Organ;)
Terry Riley Cinco de Mayo Zofo (piano duo) Sono Luminus;
Terry Riley Simone’s Lullabye Gloria Cheng (piano) Telarc;
Terry Riley The Harp of New Albion: Premonition Rag Terry Riley (piano) Celestial Harmonies;
Terry Riley Jaztine Zofo (piano duo) Sono Luminus;
Jed Distler 80 Years Young: Happy Birthday in the style of “In C” Jed Distler (keyboards) Pernalonga Music
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Between the Keys #14

June 30, 2015
New Order
W.A. Mozart Excerpts from Sonatas K. 309, 330 & 545 Maria João Pires (piano) Denon;
J.S. Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I: Prelude in A, Fugue in C Minor Peter Hill (piano) Mirare;
J. S. Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I: Prelude in D Sviatoslav Richter (piano) JVC;
Dimitri Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: Fugue in D Konstantin Scherbakov (piano) Naxos;
Frédéric Chopin Preludes Op. 28 (ordered in ascending chromatic sequence in the manner of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier) Ivan Moravec (piano) VAI;
William Schimmel: Prelude for Accordion (after Chopin Op. 28 No. 1 Outro: William Schimmel (accordion) Newport Classics
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Between the Keys #15

JuLY 7, 2015
Miniature
Exploring groups of short pieces
Frederic Rzewski  Ludes Book I  Frederic Rzewski (piano)  Music & Arts;
Jed Distler  Loose Changes  Quattro Mani  (piano duo)  Bridge;
Ludwig van Beethoven  Bagatelles Op. 119  Rudolf Serkin (piano)  Sony Classical;
Arnold Schoenberg  Six Little Pieces Op. 19 Paul Jacobs (piano)  Vega;
Robert Schumann  Carnaval Op. 9 (excerpts)  Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)  RCA
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Between the Keys #16

JuLY 14, 2015
A Richard Wagner Piano Party
Milt Franklyn  Excerpts from What’s Opera, Doc (played throughout the episode)   George Daugherty/Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra (Warner Bros.);
Wagner/Carl Tausig  The Ride of the Valkyries Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duo)  Sony Classical
Wagner/Louis Brassin  Magic Fire Music  Josef Hofmann (piano)  VAI;
At Home with Glenn Gould (interview excerpt)  CBC;
Wagner/Glenn Gould  Prelude to Die Meistersinger  Glenn Gould (piano)  Sony Classical;
Jed Distler  After Wagner  Jed Distler (piano)  Musical Concepts;
Donald Lambert  Pilgrim’s Chorus  Donald Lambert, piano (RCA);
David Matthews  The Shorter Ring  William Howard (piano)  Nimbus;
Jed Distler  Minute Ring (with apologies to R. Wagner)  Margaret Leng Tan (toy piano)  Live performance October 2011;
David Del Tredici  Opposites Attract  Anthony de Mare (piano)  Koch;
Wagner/Franz Liszt  Isolde’s Liebestod  Jean-Eflam Bavouzet (piano)  MDG
Outro Milt Franklyn  Excerpts from What’s Opera, Doc
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Between the Keys #17

July 21, 2015
Changing Landscapes
The great outdoors through music
John Cage Six Melodies for Violin and Piano ’Andreas Seidel (violin)Steffen Schleiermacher (piano)    MDG;
Toru Takemitsu  Rain Tree Sketch II Peter Serkin (piano )  RCA;
Olivier Messiaen  Quartet for the End of Time: First Movement  Tashi  RCA;
Einojuhani Rautavaara  Cantus Arcticus Op. 61: Second Movement   Max Pommer/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra  Catylist;
Michael Harrison  Revelation: Night Vigil I  Micheal Harrison (piano)  Canteloupe;
Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou  The Garden of Gethesmanie   Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (piano)  Buda musique;
Claude Debussy  Preludes Book I No. 6 ’ Zaidee Parkinson piano (Connoisseur Society);
David Maslanka  Piano Song  Jed Distler (piano)  Live performance October 1998;
Franz Liszt  Opposites Attract  Anthony de Mare (piano)  Koch;
Wagner/Franz Liszt  Legende S. 175 No. 1: St. Francis of Assisi Preaching to the Birds   Wilhelm Kempff (piano)  Decca
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Between the Keys #18

July 28, 2015
Off the Radar
Girolamo Frescobaldi  Toccata Terza ’Roberto Lorregian (harpsichord)    Brilliant Classics;
Franz Schubert   Piano Sonata in A Major D. 959: Rondo Maurizio Pollini (piano )  Deutsche Grammophon;
Hanns Eisler   Piano Sonata No. 3   Frederic Rzewski (piano)  Finnadar ;
George Frideric Handel   Suite in F: Fugue   Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)  EMI;
Gustav Holst   Toccata I  Anthony Goldstone (piano)  Chandos;
Isaac Albéniz   Iberia:Evocacion   Michel Block (piano)  EMI;
J.S. Bach  Sinfonias in C Minor & C Major ’ Lukas Foss (piano) American Decca LP;
Sergei Rachmaninov  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Op. 18: Third Movement  Julius Katchen (piano)  Georg Solti/London Symphony Orchestra  Decca;
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Between the Keys #19

August 4, 2015
An Arthur Rubinstein Love Fest
Recordings by pianist Arthur Rubinstein (all RCA releases except where noted);
Frédéric Chopin Polonaise in A-flat Op. 53 (1950 studio recording);
Claude Debussy Images Book II: Poissons d'or (1961 live at Carnegie Hall);
Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin: Forlane (1961 studio recording);
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in B-flat Minor Op 117 No. 2 (1961 live at Carnegie Hall);
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major (1937 studio recording)
Frédéric Chopin Mazurka in E-flat Minor Op. 6 No. 4 (three recordings: 1937, 1952 & 1966);
Frédéric Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 2 in F Minor (1961 live at Carnegie Hall;
Frédéric Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 3 in F Major (1974 live in New York) Marston;
Frédéric Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 5 in E Minor (1964 live in Moscow);
Frédéric Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60 (1964 live in Moscow)
Robert Schumann Arabeske in C Major Op. 18 (1961 live at Carnegie Hall)
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Between the Keys #20

August 11, 2015
From A to Z
Charles-Valentin Alkan  48 Esquisses, Op. 63: Book 4 No. 47. Scherzetto Marc-André Hamelin (piano Hyperion;
C.P.E. Bach  Alla polacca in D Major Wq. 114/5  Ana-Marija Markovina (piano) Hännsler;
Aaron Copland  Four Piano Blues: II. Soft and Languid  Lara Downes (piano) Postcards;
Jed Distler  The 32 Beethoven Sonatas  Jed Distler (piano)  Pernalonga Music;
Edward Elgar  Improvisation No. 4  Edward Elgar (piano)  EMI;
Gabriel Fauré  Impromptu No. 2 in F Minor Op. 31  Jean Doyen (piano)  Erato;
Percy Grainger  Country Gardens  Percy Grainger (piano)  APR;
Robert Helps  Etude No. 3  David Del Tredici (piano)  CRI;
Jacques Ibert  The Little White Donkey  Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)  Naxos;
Leos Janacek  On an Overgrown Path: Come With Us!   Ewa Kupiec (piano)  Hänssler;
Elena Kats-Chernin  Second Door on the Left  Elena Kats-Chernin (piano) Tall Poppies;
Franz Liszt  Album-Leaf Preludio S. 164j  Leslie Howard (piano)  Hyperion;
Nicolai Medtner  Phrygian Mode  Hamish Milne (piano)  Hyperion;
Conlon Nancarrow  Study No. 15 for Player Piano  MDG;
Maurice Ohana  3 Caprices: No. 2. Hommage a Luis Milan: Andante Libero Prodromos Symeonidis (piano)  Telos;
Sergei Prokofiev  Visions Fugitives Op. 22: No. 6  Olli Mustonen (piano)  Decca;
Roger Quilter  Goblin Forest  David Owen Norris (piano)  En Records;
Max Reger  Lose Blätter op. 13: Moment Musical  Markus Becker (piano) Thorofon;
Robert Schumann  Kinderszenen Op. 15: 5. Glückes Genug  Radu Lupu (piano) Decca;
Toby Twining  Nightmare Rag  Margaret Leng Tan (piano and toy piano)  Point;
Viktor Ullmann Piano Sonata No. 5: 3. Toccatina  Jeanne Golan (piano) Steinway & Sons;
Giuseppe Verdi  Romanza senza parole  Roberto Galletto (piano)  Decca;
Fats Waller  A Handful of Keys  Fats Waller (piano)  RCA;
Xian Xinghai  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - The Yellow River Second Movement  Lang Lang (piano); Long Yu/China Philharmonic Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon;
Peter Yates  Finger Songs: Gambol  Nadia Shpachenko (piano)  Reference Recordings;
Alexander Zemlinsky  Rustic Dances, Op. 1: No. 3, Traumerisch  Silke Avenhaus (piano) Naxos;
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Between the Keys #21

August 18, 2015
Brahms with a Twist
Johannes Brahms Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 1 in E-flat ’Carl Friedberg (piano)    Marston;
Johannes Brahms  Piano Sonata No. 2: Scherzo Krystian Zimerman (piano)   Deutsche Grammophon;
Johannes Brahms  Capriccio Op. 76 No. 1 in F-sharp Minor   Wilhelm Kempff (piano)  Deutsche Grammophon;
Johannes Brahms  Waltzes Op. 39: No. 15 in A-flat (arr. Erdody)   Leo Erdody (piano)  from the soundtrack of Edgar G. Ulmer's film "Detour";
Johannes Brahms   Waltzes Op. 39: No. 15 in A-flat   Georges Cziffra (piano)  EMI;
Johannes Brahms  Hungarian Dance No. 5 (transcribed by Georges Cziffra 1956)   Georges Cziffra (piano)  EMI;
Johannes Brahms  Hungarian Dance No. 10 (arranged by O. Rutti and P.G. Hug) ’ Duo Praxedis (harp and piano)  Paladino;
Johannes Brahms  Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 & 2   Helen and Karl-Ulrich Schnabel(one piano four hands)  Epic LP;
Johannes Brahms  51 Exercises (excerpts)  Idil Biret (piano)  Naxos;
Johannes Brahms  Symphony No. 4 in E Minor Op. 98: III. Allegro giocoso (transcibed by Idil Biret)   Idil Biret (piano)  IBA;
Johannes Brahms  Piano Quartet in G Minor Op. 25: IV. Rondo alla Zingarese ’ Marc-André Hamelin (piano)  Leopold Trio   Hyperion;
Johannes Brahms  Hungarian Dance No. 1 (abbreviated)   Johannes Brahms(piano)  IPA LP;
Johannes Brahms  Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2 in A Major (Carnegie Hall live performance 1961)   Arthur Rubinstein (piano)  RCA
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Between the Keys #22

August 25, 2015
A Thing About Machines
Domenico Scarlatti  Sonata in D Minor K. 141 ’Martha Argerich (piano)    EMI;
David Rakowski   E-Machines Stephen Gosling (piano)   American Modern Recordings;
"Rock Around the Clock"  played by a Mortier Dance Organ;
John Adams  John’s Book of Alleged Dances Hammer & Chisel   Kronos Quartet Nonesuch;
George Antheil   Piano Sonata No. 2 (Airplane)   Guy Livingston (piano)   Wergo;
Leroy Anderson   The Typewriter   Frederick Fennell/East-Rochester Pops Orchestra  Mercury;
Meade Lux Lewis Honky Tonk Train Blues   Meade Lux Lewis (piano)   RCA;
Jed Distler  Machines (transcription of a song by Queen) ’ Jed Distler (piano)  Live Performance;
Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck Theme Song;
W.A. Mozart  Fantasia for a Musical Clock in F Minor K. 608   Murray Perahia & Radu Lupu (one piano four hands)  Sony;
Frederic Rzewski  Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues  Stephen Gosling & Blair McMillen (two pianos) American Modern Recordings; 
Outro:  Machine sound effects and a music box playing Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu Op. 66
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Between the Keys #23

September 1, 2015
Back to School
Studies, etudes, test pieces and other reminders that it's time to practice!
Muzio Clementi  Gradus Ad Parnassum: Exercise 16 in C Major (Veloce)  Bruno Canino (piano)   Arts Music;
Claude Debussy   Pour les huit doigts  Mitsuko Uchida (piano)   Philips;
Carl Czerny  The Art of Finger Dexterity Op. 740: Three Selections  Francesco Libetta (piano) VAI;
Maurice Ravel  Prelude   Alice Ader (piano)  Fuga Libera;
Leonard Bernstein   Touches   James Tocco (piano)   Pro Arte;
James P. Johnson   Carolina Shout   Fats Waller (piano)  RCA;
Frederic Chopin  Etude Op. 25 No. 1 in A-flat   David Saperton (piano)   VAI;
Leopold Godowsky  Etude in A-flat after Op. 25 No. 1   David Saperton (piano)   VAI;
Bela Bartok  For Children (selections)   Bela Bartok (piano)  Hungaraton;
Lennie Tristano  C Minor Complex   Lennie Tristano (piano)  Atlantic;
Gyorgy Ligeti   Etudes Book I: Cordes a vide   Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)   Sony;
Kaikhosru Sorabji   100 Transcendental Etudes: No. 29  Laura Mikkola (piano) Naxos; 
Frederic Chopin   Etudes Op. 25 No. 9 (Butterfly) & Op. 10 No. 5 (Black Key)  Ignaz Friedman (piano)  Naxos 
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Between the Keys #24

September 8, 2015
Rare Treasures
Rare and out-of-print gems from Jed's collection
W.A. Mozart  Rondo in D Major K. 485  Peter Serkin (piano)   Pro-Arte;
Johannes Brahms   Scherzo in E-flat Minor Op. 4  Krystian Zimerman (piano)   Deutsche Grammophon;
Frederic Chopin  Ballade No. 4 in F Minor Op. 52 (1949 recording)  Vladimir Horowitz (piano) Naxos;
Franz Liszt  Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15   Shura Cherkassky (piano)  Decca;
Maurice Ravel  Gaspard de la nuit (2005 live performance)  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Julius Bar Limited Edition Box Set;
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Between the Keys #25

September 15, 2015
Cy Walter Centennial Special
Documentary episode about pianist/composer/arranger Cy Walter, with special guest Mark Walter;
Introduction and underscoring   Richard Rodgers Wait Till You See Her & The Gentleman Is a Dope   Cy Walter (piano)   Atlantic;
Musical selections:
Richard Rodgers   Lover   Cy Walter (piano)  Atlantic;
Cy Walter   Interlude   Cy Walter (piano)  Transcription Disc;
George Gershwin   Embraceable You (arranged by Cy Walter)   Lars Boye Jensen (piano) Piano Passion;
Vincent Youmans   Orchids in the Moonlight   Cy Walter and Stan Freeman (pianos) Piano Playhouse Transcription Disc;
Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber and William Tracey   Them There Eyes   Cy Walter, Stan Freeman and Teddy Wilson (pianos) Piano Playhouse Transcription Disc;
Cy Walter   Mrs. Malaprop  Cy Walter (piano)   MGM;
Arthur Schwartz   By Myself   Mabel Mercer (vocal), Cy Walter and Stan Freeman (pianos) Atlantic;
Richard Rodgers   Slaughter on 10th Avenue   Cy Walter (piano) Atlantic;
George Gershwin   Liza  Cy Walter (piano) Transcription Disc;
Cole Porter   Begin the Beguine (arranged by Cy Walter)   Jenny Lin (piano) Steinway & Sons;
Cole Porter   Medley: Just One Of Those Things/I Get a Kick Out of You   Cy Walter(piano) Liberty Music Shop;
Con Conrad   The Continental   Cy Walter and Stan Freeman (pianos) Piano Playhouse Transcription Disc;
Cy Walter Music for Twilight  Cy Walter (piano)  Transcription Disc;
Conclusion underscoring   Sergei Rachmaninov Variation No. 18 from Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (arranged by Cy Walter)  Cy Walter (piano) Piano Playhouse Transcription Disc 
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Between the Keys #26

September 22, 2015
Concertos in Miniature
Short works for piano and orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven  Rondo in B-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra  Sviatoslav Richter (piano)   Kurt Sanderling/Vienna Symphony Orchestra  Deutsche Grammophon ;
Leos Janacek   Concertino doigts  Martha Argerich (piano), Lucia Hall and AlissaMargulis (violins), Nora Romanoff Schwarzberg (viola), Conrado Giuffredi clarinet), Zora Slokar (French horn), Vincet Godel (bassoon)  EMI;
Olivier Messiaen   Oiseaux Exotiques   Paul Crossley (piano)Esa-Pekka Salonen/London Sinfonietta Sony;
Peter Tchaikovsky   Concert Fantasy   Peter Donohoe (piano)  Rudolf Barshai/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  EMI;
Jean Françaix   Concertino: First Movement complete (Fourth Movement used as underscoring at outro of show)   Florian Uhlig (piano)  Pablo Gonsalez/German Radio Philharmonic   Profil
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Between the Keys #27

September 29, 2015
Shuffle Modes
This it what happens when Jed's iPod Shuffle Mode gets inspired!
Scott Pender  Cello Sonata: Con Vivo  David Russell (cello), Geoffrey Burleson (piano)   Navona;
Karlheinz Stockhausen   Klavierstücke VIII   Aloys Kontarsky (piano)   Sony;
Gabriel Fauré  Piano Quintet No. 2 Op. 111: Allegro Vivo   Domus Chamber Ensemble Hyperion;
Jed Distler   Sonata No. 60   Jed Distler (piano)  Pernalonga;
Leonello Casucci   Just a Gigolo   Thelonious Monk (piano) Sony;
Ludwig van Beethoven   March in E-flat Major Op. 45 No. 2   Stefan Thomas and Frank Zabel (piano duo)  Brilliant Classics;
Soft Machine   Out Bloody-Rageous   Soft Machine remixed by Jed Distler   Sony;
Peter Eben   Mutationes: Grazioso   John Scott Whiteley (organ)   Priory;
Dimitri Shostakovich   The Gadfly Suite: Barrel Organ   Riccardo Chailly/Philadelphia Orchestra   Decca;
Erich Wolfgang Korngold   Much Ado About Nothing: March   Jascha Heifetz (violin), Emanuel Bay (piano)   RCA;
Irving Fine   Diversion for Piano   Philip Amalong (piano)   Albany;
Carl Orff   Carmina Burana: Tanz  Euge Jochum/Orchestra of the German Opera Berlin   Deutsche Grammophon;
Sergei Prokofiev   The Love for Three Oranges: March   Jascha Heifetz (violin), Brooks Smith(piano)   RCA;
Karlheinz Stockhausen   Klavierstücke VIII   Aloys Kontarsky (piano)   Sony;
Ann Ronell   Willow Weep for Me   Art Tatum (piano)   Capitol;
Alexis Weissenberg   Sonata in the State of Jazz (excerpts)   Marc-André Hamelin (piano)   Hyperion;
Sergei Taneyev   Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor   Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)   Decca;
Closing collage mixed by Jed Distler
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Between the Keys #28

October 6, 2015
Concert Grande Revisited
With guests Joseph Patrych and Bruce Posner
Interview excerpts from the WFUV radio show Concert Grande archive with
David Del Tredici, Joseph Fennimore and Robert Helps
Introduction and closing theme music: Mendelssohn Spinning Song   Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)   RCA;
Musical selections
Frédéric Chopin   Barcarolle in F-Sharp Op. 60   David Del Tredici (piano)   Live Performance;
Alexander Scriabin   Etudes Op. 42 Nos. 4 & 5   Joseph Fennimore (piano)   Live Performance;
J.S. Bach   Sinfonia in G Minor   Joseph Fennimore (piano)   Live Performance;
Gabriel Fauré  Nocturne No. 4 in E-flat Major Op. 36   Robert Helps (piano)  Live Performance;
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Between the Keys #29

October 13, 2015
Steinway Meets Symphony Space
A preview of Symphony Space’s Steinway Salon Series, curated by Jed Distler
Claude Debussy   Etudes Nos. 1 & 2   Jerome Kuderna (piano)   Live Performance;
Enrique Granados   Goyescas: Los Requiebros   Yoonie Han (piano)   Victor Elmaleh Collection;
Martin Bresnick   Ishi’s Song   Lisa Moore (piano)   Starkland;
Elliott Carter   Piano Concerto (excerpt)   Jerome Kuderna (piano); George Thomson/Berkeley Symphony Orchestra  Live Performance;
Theodore Wiprud   El Jaleo   Yoonie Han (piano)   Steinway & Sons;
Elena Kats-Chernin   Sonata Lost and Found: Give me back that smile   Lisa Moore (piano) (piano)   Tall Poppies;
J.S. Bach   Sinfonia in G Minor   Joseph Fennimore (piano)   Live Performance;
Don Byron   Basquiat   Lisa Moore (piano)  Cantaloupe
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Between the Keys #30

October 20, 2015
Back to the Harpsichord
Our second episode devoted to 20th and 21st century harpsichord music
Manuel de Falla   Concerto for Harpsichord and Five Instruments: 3.Vivace   Igor Kipnis (harpsichord); Pierre Boulez/Members of the New York Philharmonic   Sony;
Lou Harrison   Sonatas for Harpsichord: Nos. 2 & 6   Mark Kroll (harpsichord)   Albany;
Graham Lynch   Beyond the River God: Rondeau III   Assi Karttunen (harpsichord)   Divine Art;
Scott Joplin   Maple Leaf Rag   E. Power Biggs (pedal harpsichord)  Sony;
Sally Mosher   Downtown Swagger Rag   Elaine Funaro (harpsichord)   Centaur;
Sohrab Uduman   Breath Across Autumnal Ground   Jane Chapman (harpsichord)   NMC;
Louis Hardin (Moondog)   Ground in the Ionian Mode   Gavin Black (harpsichord)   Musical Heritage Society (LP transfer);
Mark Hagerty   Clavierbook I: Aria with Variations   Tracy Richardson (harpsichord)  Meyer Media
Frédéric Chopin  Mazurka Op. 56 No. 2 in C Major   Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)   Testament;
Asako Hirabayashi   Tango for Fortepiano and Harpsichord   Gail Olszewski (fortepiano);Asako Hirabayashi (harpsichord)   Albany
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Between the Keys #31

October 27, 2015
Playing Against Type
Pianists in repertoire for which they are not known for playing.
George Gershwin   Prelude No. 2   Arthur Rubinstein(piano); RCA;
Olivier Messiaen   Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jésus: No. 4 Regard de la Vierge  Angela Hewitt (piano)   Hyperion;
Frédéric Chopin   Bercuese Op. 57   Wilhelm Kempff (piano)   Koch Schwann;
Frédéric Chopin   Etudes Op. 25: Nos. 4, 6, 9 & 11   Rudolf Serkin (piano))  Oxford University Press;
Frédéric Chopin  Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor: 4. Finale   Glenn Gould (piano)   Sony;
Claude Debussy   Préludes Book I: La danse de Puck   Rosalyn Tureck (piano)   VAI;
Alexander Scriabin   Etudes Op. 8: No. 11 in D-sharp Minor  Rosalyn Tureck (piano)   Piano Playhouse Transcription Disc;
Alexander Scriabin   Piano Sonata No. 9 Op. 68  Walter Gieseking (piano)   Music & Arts;
Igor Stravinsky  Three Movements from Petrouchka: The Shrovetide Fair   Alfred Brendel (piano)   Vox;
Music Under Outro  Igor Stravinsky  Three Movements from Petrouchka: Russian Dance   Alfred Brendel (piano)   Vox
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Between the Keys #32

November 3, 2015
The People United at 40
With guest Ursula Oppens

Documentary episode celebrating the 40th anniversary of Frederic Rzewski’s monumental set of 36 variations The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
Interview with pianist Ursula Oppens, who premiered the work in 1976.
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Between the Keys #33

November 10, 2015
Piano Zone for Animal Zone
Preview of Piano Zone for Animal Zone, a concert to benefit Animal Zone International, featuring pianists Jed Distler, David Dubal, Sachiko Kato, Kirk Nurock and Margaret Leng Tan. Interview with Dr. Paola Mieli, founder of Animal Zone International


Intro and Outro Music   Leroy Anderson   The Waltzing Cat  Frederick Fennell/East-Rochester Pops Orchestra   Mercury;
Duke Ellington   Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me   Kirk Nurock (piano)   Koch;
John Lennon/Paul McCartney   Eleanor Rigby   Margaret Leng Tan (toy piano)   Point Classics;
Interview with Dr. Paola Mieli;
Thelonious Monk   A Merrier Christmas, Straight, No Chaser and Epistrophy   Jed Distler (piano)  Live Performance;
J.S. Bach   Goldberg Variations BWV 988   Variations 3, 13, 29 and Aria da capo   Sachiko Kato (piano)   Centaur;
Kirk Nurock   Still at Sea   Kirk Nurock (piano)   Koch;
Toby Twining   Satie Blues   Margaret Leng Tan (piano and toy piano)  Point Classics;
Ludwig van Beethoven   Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)  Simon Mulligan (piano)   Victor Elmaleh Collection
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Between the Keys #34

November 17, 2015
Gotta Toccata!
An episode about toccatas (and toccata-like objects!)

Henry Cowell   Six Ings: Scotting   Sorrell Hayes (piano)   Town Hall;
Franz Schubert   Moments Musicaux D. 780: No. 4 in C-sharp Minor   Clifford Curzon (piano)   Decca;
J.S. Bach   English Suite No. 1 in A Major: Bouréees   Ketil Haugsand (harpsichord)   Simax;
François Couperin   Les barricades mysterieuses   Gaby Casadesus (piano)  Dante;
Paul Hindemith   Ludus Tonalis: Interlude   Edward Aldwell (piano)   Pro-Piano;
Joshua Fried and Jed Distler   No Soap Radio Wonderland (excerpt)   Joshua Fried (live electronics), Jed Distler (keyboards)   Live Performance;
Noah Creshevsky   What If(based on piano improvisations by Stuart Isacoff)     Pogus;
Ludwig van Beethoven   Piano Sonata in F Major Op. 54: 2. Allegretto   Sviatoslav Richter (piano)   RCA;
Robert Schumann   Toccata Op. 7   Georges Cziffra (piano)  EMI;
Lois V Vierk   Yeah, Yeah, Yeah   Sachiko Kato (piano)   001 Records;
Patrick Grant   Dedication Music for Sacred Sister: Monogram No. 2   Patrick Grant (keyboards)  Strange Music;
Chiel Meijering  Fast, Cheap and Out of Control “Jeroen van Veen & Tamara Rumiantsev (pianos) ”Brilliant Classics
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Between the Keys #35

November 24, 2015
Earl Wild at 100
A celebration of the legendary pianist's career, in music and words
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Intro and Outro Music  George Gershwin   RCA Special Products;
Johann Hummel   Rondo in E-flat  Vanguard;
W.A. Mozart   Piano Sonata in F K. 332: Third Movement   Ivory Classics;
Franz Liszt   Rigoletto Paraphrase  RCA Special Products;
George Gershwin/Earl Wild   Liza   Ivory Classics;
Franz Liszt Reminiscences from Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable Vanguard ;
Samuel Barber   Piano Sonata (1949): 2. Scherzo  Ivory Classics;
Reynaldo Hahn   Le rossignol éperdu: Adieux au soir tombant  Pogus;
Walter Piston   Piano Quintet: Scherzo   Walden Quartet   MGM (vinyl);
George Gershwin/Earl Wild   I Got Rhythm  Ivory Classics;
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Between the Keys #36

December 1, 2015
A Visit With Vassily Primakov
Recordings by Vassily Primakov, plus an interview with Jed Distler

Frédéric Chopin  Mazurkas Op. 33: No. 3 in C Major   LP Classics;
Anton Arensky   Suite No. 4 for Two Pianos: Finale   with Nathalia Lavrova (piano)  LP Classics;
Franz Schubert   Fantasia in C Major (Wanderer): Allegro con fuoco   Bridge;
Lowell Liebermann   Three Impromptus  RCA Special Products;
Frédéric Chopin  Mazurkas Op. 7: No. 3 in F Minor   LP Classics;
Frédéric Chopin  Mazurkas Op. 68: No. 3 in F Major   LP Classics;
Peter Tchaikovsky   The Seasons: June   Bridge;
Peter Tchaikovsky   The Seasons: October   Bridge
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Between the Keys #37

December 8, 2015
Playing Favorites
Jed Distler spins some personal favorite recordings to celebrate his 59th birthday today!

Ludwig van Beethoven   Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major Op. 14 No. 1 Yves Nat (piano)  EMI;
Franz Schubert   Fantasia in C Major (Wanderer): Allegro con fuoco   Bridge;
Charles Ives   Piano Sonata No. 2 (Concord): 2. Hawthorne John Kirkptarick (piano)  Sony;
Leo Wood  Somebody Stole My Gal Dave McKenna (piano)   Chiaroscuro;
Sergei Rachmaninov   Preludes Op. 32: No. 10 in B Minor Lukas Geniusas (piano)  Piano Classics;
Sergei Prokofiev   Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor Op. 28 Gary Graffman (piano)  Sony;
Frédéric Chopin  Introduction and Rondo in E-flat Major Op. 16   Vladimir Horowitz (piano) Sony
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Between the Keys #38

December 15, 2015
Garlands for Gerald
An 80th birthday tribute to composer Gerald Busby

William Byrd   My Lord Willobie’s Welcome Home  Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)  Hyperion;
Gerald Busby   Runes: Movement 2 Gerald Busby (piano)   Live Performance;
John Cage   Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata No. 12  Yuji Takahashi (prepared piano)  Denon;
Gerald Busby  Parallel: Peach Basket  Kenneth Cooper (harpsichord)   Innova;
Josef Haydn   Fantasia in C Major Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)  BIS;
Gerald Busby   Dances for Piano and Orchestra  Akira Eguchi (piano ), Michael Smith/Shelter Rock Chamber Orchestra  Live Performance;
Gerald Busby  Camera: Mvt. 4   Michael Parloff (flute), Kenneth Cooper (Harpsichord); Donald Palma (bass)  Innova
Camille Saint-Saëns   Piano Quartet in B-flat Major: Mvt. 3  Nash Ensemble  Hyperion;
Noël Coward   I’ll See You Again Art Tatum (piano)  Pablo;
Gerald Busby   Runes: Movement 7 Gerald Busby (piano)   Live Performance;
Richard Wagner  Siegfried’s Funeral March (arranged by Ferruccio Busoni)   Cyprien Katsaris(piano) Sony
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Between the Keys #39

December 22, 2015
How Come We Never Hear That?
Richard Rodney Bennett   Impromptu on the Name HAYDN  Martin Jones (piano)  Nimbus;
Bang Wenfu   The Golden Shoe  Marcel Worms (piano)   NM Extra;
Ignaz Friedman   Studies on a Theme by Paganini  Matti Raekallo (piano)  Ondine;
Harry Warren   Medley from Colleen  Alex Hassan (piano)   Rivermont;
Giorgio Federico Ghedini   Piano Sonata in A-flat: Finale  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (piano)  Naxos;
R. Nathaniel Dett   Eight Bible Vignettes: Father Abraham  Clipper Erickson (piano )  Navona;
Maurice Emmanuel   Sonatina No. 5: Sarabande Laurent Wagschal (piano)  Timpani;
Robert Schumann   Novelleten Op. 21: No. 8 in F-sharp Minor 7 Dino Ciani (piano)   Brilliant Classics
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Between the Keys #40

December 27, 2015
’Tis the Season for Scarlatti
Music of Domenico Scarlatti

(Music under Jed Distler’s spoken introduction)   Sonata in B-flat K. 544  Andras Schiff (piano)  Decca;
Sonata in D K. 214  Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord)   Deutsche Grammophon;
Sonata in D Minor K. 1  Boris Bloch (piano)   Ars Produktion;
Sonata in C Minor K. 99  Alice Ader (piano)   Fuga Libera;
Sonata in A Minor K. 188  Vladimir Horowitz (piano)   EMI;
Sonata in F K. 17  Solomon (piano)   Pearl;
Sonata in G K. 146  George Malcolm (harpsichord)   Decca;
Sonata in G K. 146  Christian Zacharias (piano)   EMI;
Sonata in A K. 268  Aldo Ciccolini (piano)   EMI;
Sonata in D K. 490  Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)   EMI;
Sonata in A K. 537  Bela Bartok (piano)   Hungaraton;
Sonata in B-flat K. 70  Bela Bartok (piano)   Hungaraton;
Sonata in A K. 24  Mie Miki (accordion)   Brilliant Classics;
Sonata in E K. 531  Wendy Carlos (Moog Synthesizer)   East Side;
Sonata in E K. 380  Dinu Lipatti (piano)   Sonata in E K. 380 EMI;
(Music under outro))   Sonata in G K. 427  Wendy Carlos (Moog Synthesizer)   East Side
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Between the Keys #41

January 5, 2016
The Art of Angela Hewitt
Interview with Angela Hewitt, recorded October 29 2015, NYC, plus the following recordings by Angela Hewitt

Emannuel Chabrier  Bourée Fantasque  Hyperion;
J.S. Bach   The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus VI; Canon at the Octave   Hyperion;
Domenico Scarlatti   Sonata in G K. 427  Hyperion;
Ludwig van Beethoven   Spanish Dances Op. 27: Andaluza   CBC;
Claude Debussy   L’Isle joyeuse  Hyperion;
(music under outro)   J.S. Bach  The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I: Fugue in C Major  Hyperion
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Between the Keys #42

January 12, 2016
Young and Old
Recordings by pianists age 19 and younger, and by pianists age 85 and older.

W.A. Mozart   Piano Sonata in G Major K. 281: Rondeau  Vladimir Horowitz (piano)  Deutsche Grammophon;
Ludwig van Beethoven   Piano Sonata No. 19 in G Minor Op. 49 No. 1: Mvt. 2  Glenn Gould (piano)   CBC;
Frédéric Chopin   Waltz in A Minor Op. 34 No. 2  Alicia de Larrocha (piano) VAI;
Francis Poulenc   Mouvement perpetual No. 1  Sequeira Costa (piano)  Private Recording;
Leon Kirchner   L.H.  Leon Fleisher (piano)  Bridge;
Franz Schubert   Piano Sonata in G D. 894: Scherzo  Menahem Pressler (piano)   La Dolce Volta;
Felix Mendelssohn   Scherzo in E Minor Op. 16  Shura Cherkassky (piano)  Biddulph;
Frédéric Chopin   Nocturne in B-Flat Minor Op. 9 No. 1  Mieczyslaw Horszowski  Nonesuch;
Sergei Rachmaninov   Etudes-Tableaux Op. 33 No. 6 in E-flat Minor  Hélene Grimaud (piano)  Denon;
J.S. Bach  Partita No. 5 in G Major: Corrente  Claudio Arrau (piano)  Philips;
Fritz Kreisler/Sergei Rachmaninov   Liebeslied  Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)  Live Performance;
Jesus Gonzalez Rubio   The Mexican Hat Dance (transcribed by Earl Wild) Earl Wild (piano)   Ivory Classics
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Between the Keys #43

January 19, 2016
Opera Without Words
Piano transcriptions and arrangements from the opera repertoire.

W.A. Mozart   Grand Scherzo  Anderson & Roe (two pianos)  Steinway & Sons;
Gluck/Sgambati   Melodie from Orfeo  Egon Petri (piano)   Pearl;
Rossini   The Barber of Seville: Largo al factotum (transcribed by Ginzburg)  Gregori Ginzburg(piano) Melodiya;
Donizetti   Sextet from Lucia  Carlisle and Wellmon (two pianos)  Bear Family;
Sergei Prokofiev   Waltz from War and Peace  Svaitoslav Richter (piano)  BMC;
Giuseppe Verdi   Il Trovatore: Miserere  Jelly Roll Morton (piano)   ROunder;
Modest Mussorgsky   Song of Varlaam (arranged by John Ogdon)  John Ogdon (piano)  Enharmonic;
Kaikhosru Sorabji   Carmen Pastische  Michael Habermann (piano)  Naxos;
Benjamin Britten   Four Sea Interludes: Mvt. 4 The Storm (arranged by Erwin Stein)  Goldstone & Clemnow (two pianos)  Divine Art;
J.S. Bach  Partita No. 5 in G Major: Corrente  Claudio Arrau (piano)  Philips;
Abram Chasins   Liebeslied  Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)  Live Performance;
Jesus Gonzalez Rubio   Carmen Fantasy  Chipak-Kushnir Duo (two pianos)  Genuin
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Between the Keys #44

January 26, 2016
Four Handed Fantasies
Music for one piano four hands, with special guests Stephanie Ho & Saar Ahuvia.

Franz Schubert   Variations on an Original Theme D. 603  Karl Ulrich Schnabel & Joan Rowland (piano duo)  Town Hall;
Leos Janacek   11 Moravian Folk Songs  DUO Stephanie & Saar (piano duo)   Private label;
John Field   Bear Dance  Bruce Posner & Donald Garvelmann (piano duo)  Koch International Classics;
Interview with Stephanie Ho & Saar Ahuvia
Ludwig van Beethoven   String Quartet in B-flat Major Op. 18 No. 6  Carlisle and Wellmon (two pianos)  New Focus;
Claude Debussy   Petit Suite: Ballet  Alfons & Aloys Kontarsky (piano duo)  Deutsche Grammophon;
outro music  Claude Debussy   Petit Suite: En bateau  Alfons & Aloys Kontarsky (piano duo)  Deutsche Grammophon
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Between the Keys #45

February 2, 2016
Blindfold Test with Claire Hunagci
Pianist Claire Huangci listens to and comments on recordings without knowing the identity of the performers.

Interview with Claire Huangci;
Domenico Scarlatti   Sonatas in G Major K. 124 & K. 125   Claire Huangci (piano)  Berlin Classics;
Blindfold Test Selections
Frédéric Chopin  Nocturne in F-sharp Op. 15 No. 2 (1935 HMV Unissued Recording)   Josef Hofmann (piano)   Marston;
Domenico Scarlatti   Sonata in A Minor K. 171   Andras Schiff (piano)  Decca;
Frédéric Chopin  Prelude Op. 28 No. 3 in G Major
Comparative piano performances by
Grigori Sokolov  Naïve
Claudio Arrau   APR
Ivan Moravec   VAI
Maurizio Pollini  Deustche Grammophon
Martha Argerich   Deutsche Grammophon
Evgeni Kissin  RCA
Ludwig van Beethoven   Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Op. 81a: First Movement Solomon (piano)   Testament;
Sergei Prokofiev  Romeo and Juliet Ballet: Three Excerpts   Claire Huangci (piano)  Berlin Classics;
Outro Music  Peter Tchaikovsky   The Nutcracker Suite (transcribed by Mikhail Pletnev): Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy   Claire Huangci (piano)  Berlin Classics
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Between the Keys #46

February 9, 2016
Braving the Elements
Music inspired by water, wind and fire.

Claude Debussy  Reflets dans l’eau  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano) Deutsche Grammophon;
Luciano Berio  Wasserklavier & Feuerklavier  Andrea Luchessini (piano)   Avie;
Matthew Quayle  Winter Ballade  Matthew Quayle (piano)   Albany;
Sofia Gubaidulina  Snowfall at Night  David Farmer (accordion)   Black Box;
Hugo Wolf   Morike Lieder No. 44 Der Feurreiter   Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Sviatoslav Richter (piano)  Deutsche Grammophon;
Claude Debussy  La Mer: III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer  Giorgia Tomassi, Carlo Maria Griguoli & Alessandro Stella (pianos)   EMI;
Philip Glass   Dracula: The Storm   Michael Riesman (piano)   Orange Mountain;
Peter Sculthorpe   Night Pieces   Elena Riu (piano)   Linn;
Johnny Green   I Cover the Waterfront (arranged by Jed Distler)   Lara Downes (piano)   Steinway & Sons;
Alexander Scriabin  Vers la flamme Op. 72 (live 1949 Carnegie Hall)  Vladimir Horowitz(piano)   Sony/BMG
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Between the Keys #47

February 16, 2016
I’ve Got a Little Liszt
Music by Franz Liszt.

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca  Claudio Arrau (piano) Philips;
Feux Follets Minoru Nojima (piano) Reference Recordings;
Grande Fantasie on Les Huguenots(Meyerbeer) Arnaldo Cohen (piano) Naxos;
La Leggierezza Benno Moiseiwtsch (piano) Naxos;
Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort  Jean-Eflam Bavouzet (piano) MDG;
Bagatelle Without Tonality Alfred Brendel (piano) Philips; Mephisto Waltz No. 1  Janina Fialkowska (piano) CBC
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Between the Keys #48

February 23, 2016
Mixing and Matching
Mini-musical-mixes

John Cage   Suite for Toy Piano Mvt. 4   Xenia Pestova (toy piano)   Naxos;
John Cale   La Naissance de L’Amour II   John Cale (piano)   TWI;
Erik Satie   Gnossienne No. 3   Francis Poulenc (piano)   Sony;
Richard Strauss   Piano Sonata in B Minor Op. 5: Mvt. 3   Glenn Gould (piano) Sony;
John Cage   Suite for Toy Piano Mvt. 2   Xenia Pestova (toy piano)   Naxos;
Erik Satie   Gnossienne No. 3   Francis Poulenc (piano)   Sony;
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck   Toccata in A Minor   Peter Ella (clavichord)   Hungaraton;
John Cale   Walk Towards the Sea   John Cale (piano)   TWI;
Mischa Spoliansky   Tell Me Tonight   Mischa Spoliansky (piano)nbsp; Parlophone;
John Cage   Suite for Toy Piano Mvt. 5   Xenia Pestova (toy piano)   Naxos;
Orlando Gibbons   The Woods So Wild   David Ben Pienaar (piano)   Avie;
Carla Bley   Ictus   Paul Bley (piano)   Owl;
Ignaz Moscheles   Grand Sonata in E-flat Major: Finale   Elzbiet Kavelage and Michael Krucker (piano duo)   Koch Schwann;
Carla Bley   Ictus   Paul Bley (piano)   Owl;
Claus Ogermann   Piano Concerto: First Movement   Claus Ogermann (piano and conductor)   National Philharmonic Orchestra  Decca;
Federico Mompou   Musica callada (Selections)   Jenny Lin (piano)   Steinway & Sons;
Karol Szymanowski   Mazurka Op. 50 No. 1   Arthur Rubinstein (piano)  RCA;
Zoltan Kodaly  Seven Piano Pieces Op. 11: No. 7 Rubato “Lazlo Simon (piano)”BIS
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Between the Keys #49

March 1, 2016
I Hear a Rhapsody
An eclectic mix of musical rhapsodies

Beata Moon   Rhapsody  Beata Moon(piano)  Beata Moon Records;
Johannes Brahms   Rhapsody in B Minor Op. 79 No. 2  Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)   Decca;
John Ireland   Rhapsody  Eric Parkin (piano)  Lyrita;
Amanda Harberg   Tenement Rhapsody: Subway  Blair McMillan & Stephen Gosling (two pianos)  American Modern Recordings;
Franz Liszt   Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12  Arthur Rubinstein (piano)  Medici Classics;
Ernst von Dohnanyi   Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12  Annie Fischer (piano)  BBC Legends;
George Gershwin   Second Rhapsody  Stewart Goodyear (piano) Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops  Telarc
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Between the Keys #50

March 8, 2016
The Art of Dick Hyman
All recordings featuring pianist Dick Hyman, plus an interview recorded in New York City December 23 2015

James P. Johnson   Harlem Strut   Project 3 (LP Transfer);
Irving Berlin   Let's Face the Music and Dance   MusicMasters;
Jed Distler interviews Dick Hyman (part one)
Traditional (arranged by Dick Hyman)   with Yuval Waldman (violin)  EMI;
Dick Hyman   The Minotaur   Project 3 (LP Transfer);
Dick Hyman   Carousel Memories   Music & Arts;
Dick Hyman   Improvisation on The Entertainer by Scott Joplin   RCA Victor (LP Transfer);
Jed Distler interviews Dick Hyman (part one)
Billy Strayhorn   Lush Life   Monmouth-Evergreen;
Jelly Roll Morton   Fingerbreaker   Sony Classical
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Between the Keys #51

March 15, 2016
The Early(ish) Music Month Episode
An episode celebrating early music month on WWFM.Org

Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks   The 2000 and Six Months Old Man (excerpt)   Rhino;
Guillaume de Machaut   Notre Dame Mass: Kyrie (excerpts), comparative recordings by Roger Blanachard (Archiv), Alfred Deller (Vanguard), Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi) and Marcel Peres (Harmonia Mundi);
Girolamo Frescobaldi   Cento partite sopra passacaglia   Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)   Arcana;
Hildegurls   Electric Ordo Virtutum (excerpt)   Innova; William Byrd   The Carman’s Whistle   Ursula Dütschler(harpsichord)   Claves;
Igor Stravinsky   Monumentum pro Gesualdo   Igor Stravinsky/Columbia Symphony Orchestra   Sony Classical;
Frederic Rzewski   Piano Sonata: Mvt. 3   Frederic Rzewski (piano)   Nonesuch;
Luca Marenzio   Non vidi mai dopo notturna pioggia   Rinaldo Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano Naive;
Jed Distler   Closing Collage
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Between the Keys #52

March 22, 2016
1st Anniversary Bach Birthday Bash
Inauthenticity can be fun, as this all-Bach episode deliciously proves!

J.S. Bach/Ferruccio Busoni   Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ  Edna Stern (piano)  Zig-Zag Territories;
J.S. Bach/Ferruccio Busoni   Nun freut euch, lieben Christen   Egon Petri (piano)  APR;
J.S. Bach   The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I: Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor   Walter Rummel (piano)   Dante;
J.S. Bach/Walter Rummel   Sinfonia from Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen BWV 12   Jonathan Plowright (piano)   Hyperion;
J.S. Bach   The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 4   Grete and Josef Dichler (two pianos)   Westminster;
J.S. Bach/Leopold Godowsky   Aria   Michel Block (piano)   Pro-Piano;
J.S. Bach/Ferruccio Busoni   Chaconne in D Minor   Alicia de Larrocha (piano)   Decca
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Between the Keys #53

March 29, 2016
We’re No. 1!
An episode devoted to first sonatas by various composers

Ned Rorem   Piano Sonata No. 1: Toccata  Philip Amalong (piano)   Albany;
Alexander Tcherepnin   Piano Sonata No. 1: 2nd Mvt   Alexander Tcherepnin (piano)  SWR Broadcast;
Carl Czerny   Piano Sonata No. 1: Prestissimo Agitato   Anton Kuerti (piano)   Analekta;
Antonio Soler   Keyboard Sonata No. 1   Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)   Astrée;
Frédéric Chopin   Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 4: Largo   Nikita Magaloff (piano)   Newton Classics;
W.A. Mozart   Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major K. 270: Allegro Finale   Glenn Gould(piano)   Sony Classical;
Samuel Feinberg   Piano Sonata No. 1 (1915)   Nikolaos Samaltanos (piano)   BIS;
Vincent Persichetti   Piano Sonata No. 1 (1939): Mvt. 1   Geoffrey Burleson (piano)  New World;
John Field   Piano Sonata No. 1: Rondo   Micael O’Rourke (piano)   Chandos;
Robert Schumann   Piano SOnata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor Op. 11: Mvt. 2 Aria   Imogen Cooper (piano)   Chandos;
Carl Vine   Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990): Mvt. 2   Joyce Yang (piano)   Harmonia Mundi
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Between the Keys #54

April 5, 2016
Blindfold Test with James Irsay
Pianist and Radio Host James Irsay listens to and comments on recordings without knowing the identity of the performers.

Interview with James Irsay;
Antonin Dvorak   Piano Trio No. 2 in G Minor Op. 26: Presto   James Graseck (violin ), Robert Kogan (cello), James Irsay (piano)  Live Performance;

Blindfold Test selections, with commentary
Arnold Schoenberg Piano Concerto: Movement II
Comparative piano performances by
Alfred Brendel (piano), Michael Gielen/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra   Philips
Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Pierre Boulez/Cleveland Orchestra   Philips
Alfred Brendel (piano) Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra   Deutsche Grammophon
Frédéric Chopin  Mazurka in C-sharp Minor Op. 63 No. 3
Comparative piano performances by
Moriz Rosenthal   Biddulph
Ignaz Friedman   Pearl
Samson Francois   EMI
Michel Block   Pro-Piano

Johann Dussek   Piano Sonata in C Minor Op. 35 No. 3: Finale Andreas Staier (fortepiano)  Deutsche Harmonia Mundi back to top


Between the Keys #55

April 12, 2016
An Etude Epidemic Part I
(Music underneath introduction) Felix Mendelssohn     Etude in F Major Op. 104b No. 2  Sergei Rachmaninov (piano);  RCA;
Marc-André Hamelin   Etude No 6 in D minor: Esercizio per pianoforte, Omaggio a Domenico Scalatti   Marc-André Hamelin (piano)   Hyperion;
Claude Debussy   Etudes: No. 9 Pour les notes repetées   Ju-Ying Song (piano)  Pro-Piano;
Randall Woolf   Dancétudes   Kathleen Supové (piano)  New World;
Ton de Leeuw   Ritmische Etudes (excerpt)   René Eckhardt (piano)  Quintone;
Ruth Crawford   Study in Mixed Accents   Cheryl Seltzer (piano)  Naxos;
Alexandre Desplat   Trois Etudes: L’Entreinte   Gloria Cheng (piano)  Harmonia Mundi;
Nicolo Paganini   Caprice in B Minor (excerpt)   Ruggerio Ricci (violin)  Decca;
Robert Schumann   6 Etudes de concert d’apres des caprices de Paganini, Op. 10. No. 5 in B Minor   Eric Le Sage (piano)  Alpha;
Oscar Peterson   A Little Jazz Exercise   Oscar Peterson(piano)  MPS;
Nikolai Kapustin   Etudes Op. 40 No. 8   Nikolai Kapustin (piano)  Boheme;
Franz Liszt   La Campanella   Josef Hofmann(piano)  VAI;
Dan Trueman   Nostalgic Synchronic: Etude No. 4, Marbles   Adam Sliwinski (keyboards)  New Amsterdam;
Bedrich Smetana   Concert Etude in C Major   Jitka Cechova (piano)  Supraphon back to top


Between the Keys #56

April 19, 2016
An Etude Epidemic Part II
(Music underneath introduction) Felix Mendelssohn     Etude in F Major Op. 104b No. 2  Sergei Rachmaninov (piano);  RCA;
Paul de Schlozer   Concert Etude in A-flat Op. 1 No. 2   Eileen Joyce (piano)   APR;
Charles-Valentin Alkan   Le festin d'ésope (Aesop's Feast) Op. 39 No. 12   Raymond Lewenthal (piano)  RCA;
Frédéric Chopin   Nouvelle Etude No. 3 in A-flat (original Edison label recordings)   Moriz Rosenthal (piano)  APR;
Nicolas Flagello   Etude (Homage To Chopin): Allegro Vivace Con Bravura   Joshua Pierce (piano)  Premier Recordings;
Edvard Grieg   Moods Op. 73 No. 5: Homage to Chopin   Isabel Mourao (piano)  Vox;
Gyorgy Ligeti   Etudes For Piano Book I: Fanfares   Jeremy Denk (piano)  Nonesuch;
Unsuk Chin   Etude No. 4   Claire Hammond (piano)  BIS;
Sergei Liapunov   Twelve Transcendental Etudes: No. 1 Berceuse   Louis Kentner (piano)  Turnabout;
David Rakowski   Fourth of Habit   Amy Briggs (piano)  Bridge;
John Cage   Jazz Study   Steffen Schleiermacher (piano)  MDG;
Claude Debussy   Etudes: No. 10 Pour les sonorités opposes   Craig Sheppard (piano)  Romeo;
Alexander Scriabin   Etude in C-sharp Minor Op. 2 No. 1   Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)  BIS;
Nikolai Kapustin   Etudes Op. 40: Prelude   Nikolai Kapustin (piano)  Boheme
Felix Mendelssohn   Etude in F Major Op. 104b No. 2   Sergei Rachmaninov(piano)  RCA back to top


Between the Keys #57

April 26, 2016
Trio Time
Music for Piano Trio

Camille Saint-Saens   Trio in E Minor Op. 92: Grazioso, Poco allegro - Trio   Trio Wanderer   Harmonia Mundi;
Adolf Busch   Trio in A Minor Op. 15: Largo   Ravinia Trio  CPO;
Joel Hoffman   Trio on C-sharp: Mvt. 1   Karp Trio  Albany;
Enrique Granados   Trio Op. 50: Poco Allegro con espressione   Beaux Arts Trio  Philips;
Claire Cowan   Subtle Dances   NJ Trio  Rattle;
Howard Dietz   By Myself   The Don Shirley Trio  Columbia;
Nikolai Kapustin   Trio Op. 86: Allegro Giocoso   Trio Arbos  Non Profit Music;
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Between the Keys #58

May 3, 2016
Wind Over the Graveyard
Jed Distler and special guest pianist Lisa Yui compare recordings of the Finale movement from Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor Op. 35 (Funeral March)

Janina Fialkowska  Atma
Marc-André Hamelin  Hyperion
Vladimir Horowitz  (1962 studio recording)  Sony
Arthur Rubinstein  (1961 studio recording)   RCA
Excerpts from Vladimir Horowitz (1949 live performance) and Arthur Rubinstein (1961 live performance)
Andrei Gavrilov   Deutsche Grammophon
Emil Gilels   Brilliant Classics
Hélène Grimaud  Deutsche Grammophon
Ivo Pogorelich  Deutsche Grammophon
Maurizio Pollini  (1985 studio recording)  Deutsche Grammophon
Maurizio Pollini  (2008 studio recording)  Deutsche Grammophon
Martha Argerich  Deutsche Grammophon
Garrick Ohlsson   Hyperion
Evgeni Kissin   RCA
Byron Janis   RCA
Khatia Buniatishvili   Sony
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli   (1968 live performance)   Aura
David Wilde   Delphian
Cyprien Katsaris   Sony
Natan Brand   Palexa
Leopold Godowsky   Marston
Ignaz Friedman   Pearl
Sergei Rachmaninov   RCA
All recordings played together at the same time

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Between the Keys #59

May 10, 2016
Let’s Get Minimal Again
A broad range of minimal music and beyond

John White  Sonata No. 76   Roger Smalley (piano)   NMC;
Michael Vincent Waller   Return From the Fork   Marija Ilic (piano)  XI Records;
Elaine Kaplinsky   Umbra   Kathleen Supové (piano)  Koch International;
Meredith Monk   Acts From Under and Above: Window in 7s   Nurit Tilles (piano)   ECM;
Jeroen van Veen   24 Minimal Preludes: Nos. 7 & 8  Jeroen van Veen (piano)   Brilliant Classics;
Dennis Johnson   November (excerpt)   R. Andrew Lee (piano)     Irritable Hedgehog;
William Duckworth   The Time-Curve Preludes: No. 11   R. Andrew Lee (piano)     Irritable Hedgehog;
Paul A. Epstein   Drawing No. 3   R. Andrew Lee (piano)     Irritable Hedgehog;
Hans Otte  The Book of Sounds: Section 10   Hans Otte (piano)   Kuckuck;
John Adams  China Gates   Christopher O'Riley (piano)   Albany;
Graham Fitkin   Totti  Jeroen van Veen (multi-tracked pianos)   Brilliant Classics;
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Between the Keys #60

May 17, 2016
Lenny at the Keyboard
Recordings featuring Leonard Bernstein as pianist

Ludwig van Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15: 3. Rondo   Leonard Bernstein (piano and conductor), New York Philharmonic   Sony Classical;
David Diamond   Prelude in C-sharp   Leonard Bernstein (piano)  West Hill Radio Archive;
Aaron Copland   Sonata for Piano: 2. Vivace   Leonard Bernstein (piano)  RCA Victor;
Maurice Ravel   Piano Concerto in G Major: 3. Presto   Leonard Bernstein (piano and conductor), Philharmonia Orchestra   RCA Victor;
Gustav Mahler   Ruckert-Lieder: Ich Atmet Einen Linden Duft; Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen: Ich Hab Ein Gluhend Messer  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Leonard Bernstein (piano)   Sony Classical;
Robert Schumann   Quintet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major Op. 44: 3. Scherzo   Leonard Bernstein (piano)  RCA Victor;
Leonard Bernstein   Seven Anniversaries (1943): For Aaron Copland, For My Sister Shirley, In Memory of Alfred Eisner   R. Andrew Lee (piano)     Irritable Hedgehog;
Leonard Bernstein   Symphony No. 2: The Masque   Leonard Bernstein (piano), Serge Koussevitsky/Boston Symphony Orchestra  BSO Live;
Igor Stravinskye  The Rite of Spring (excerpt)   Leonard Bernstein and Michael Tilson Thomas (two pianos)   Live performance, Alice Tully Hall September 1981;
Dmitri Shostakovich   Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major Op. 102: Mvt. 1   Leonard Bernstein (piano and conductor), New York Philharmonic   Sony Classical back to top

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Between the Keys #59

May 24, 2016
Southpaw - Piano Music for the Left Hand
Camille Saint-Saens  Six Etudes for the Left Hand Op. 111   Piers Lane (piano)   Hyperion;
Leopold Godowsky   Etude in E-flat Minor (after Chopin Op. 10 No. 6)   Carlo Grante (piano)  Altarus;
Maurice Ravel   Concerto for the Left Hand: Opening Piano Solo Remixed by Jed Distler   Pernalonga Music;
Sergei Prokofiev   Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-flat Op. 53: 1. Vivace   Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Andre Previn/London Symmphony Orchestra   Decca;
Marion Bauer   Six Preludes: No. 1 Quietly  Becky Billock(piano)  Becky Billock.org;
John Corigliano   Etude Fantasy for Solo Piano: 1. For the Left Hand Alone   Jade Simmons(piano)     Koch;
Alexander Scriabin   Prelude Op. 9 No. 1   Vladimir Horowitz (piano)  Sony Classical;
Felix Blumenfeld   Etude for the Left Hand Alone   Simon Barerre(piano)   APR;
Jeno Takacs   Toccata and Fugue Op. 56 for the Left Hand   Leon Fleisher (piano)   Sony Classical;
Sergei Prokofiev   Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-flat Op. 53: 4. Vivace   Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Andre Previn/London Symmphony Orchestra   Decca
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