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Our MISSION is to preserve and present great piano literature featuring artists of the highest caliber. Our VISION is to inspire people of all ages to discover the beauty and richness of classical piano music through performance, study, and uncompromising excellence of outstanding musical experiences.

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Our MISSION is to preserve and present great piano literature featuring artists of the highest caliber. Our VISION is to inspire people of all ages to discover the beauty and richness of classical piano music through performance, study, and uncompromising excellence of outstanding musical experiences.

    Roberto Plano, Piano (2 of 2)

    Roberto Plano, Piano (2 of 2)

    We visit Robert Plano's recital from March 2020 which explores the music of Europe and the Americas. Mr. Plano discusses how Respighi's piano music is of a much different variety than his orchestral works and he also discusses the challenges of the keyboard works Villa-Lobos wrote. Mark Travis is your host.

    • 32 min
    Kate Liu, Piano (3 of 3)

    Kate Liu, Piano (3 of 3)

    We feature the final episode in a 3-part mini-series dedicated to Chopin International Competition Bronze Medalist Kate Liu. She performs Beethoven's penultimate piano sonata (No. 31, Op. 110) and discusses the vocal qualities and sense of "acceptance" she hears in this work. The recital was recorded in May 2019 for the Grand Piano Series. Mark Travis is your host.

    • 26 min
    Roberto Plano, Piano (1 of 2)

    Roberto Plano, Piano (1 of 2)

    Indiana University Professor and international prize-winning pianist Roberto Plano traces his personal journey through music as he performs music from Europe and the Americas on this podcast. Featured are two opera transcriptions, including a very rarely heard adaptation by Chopin of Bellini's beloved aria, "Casta diva," from Norma. Also on the program: two works of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. The performances were originally given on March 2, 2020 at the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida. Mark Travis is your host.

    • 31 min
    Kate Liu, Piano (2 of 3)

    Kate Liu, Piano (2 of 3)

    In this second installment in a three-part series, we hear Kate Liu in the Piano Sonata No. 8 from 1944--the last of his three War Time sonatas. We'll hear Kate discuss what she loves about this piece and how this work differs from Prokofiev's other works in the genre. Mark Travis is your host.

    • 36 min
    Beethoven 2020 | Tony Bai (3 of 8)

    Beethoven 2020 | Tony Bai (3 of 8)

    In this third installment from the Beethoven 2020 project, we hear highlights of Tony Bai performing Beethoven's sonatas 9-12. He also speaks with our producer, Mark Travis, on Beethoven's innovations in these works and both the joys and challenges of interpreting them.

    • 34 min
    Shai Wosner, Piano

    Shai Wosner, Piano

    Shai Wosner alternates sonatas by Rzewski and Scarlatti in a brilliant and colorful sequence as recorded in January 2020 for the Grand Piano Series. He discussed his programming with our producer, Mark Travis, who hosts the podcast. You'll also hear a brief excerpt of Schubert's B-flat major sonata, which Mr. Wosner has recently recorded and released commercially.

    • 29 min

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