Soundboard features conversations on artistry and craftsmanship between Ben Finane, Editor in Chief at Steinway & Sons, and distinguished pianists, musicians, artists, and creatives. Soundboard seeks out inspiration, hones in on the creative process, parses influences, and attempts to diagnose artistic greatness.
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Soundboard: Ádám György
Steinway Artist Ádám György will play his own transcription of the Union of European Football Associations Champions League Anthem at the UEFA Final Saturday June 10 in Istanbul. György joins Soundboard to discuss football and Franz Liszt.
Soundboard: Alexander Krichel
Steinway Artist Alexander Krichel joins Soundboard to celebrate Sergei Rachmaninoff's 150th birthday.
Soundboard: Anthony McGill
Anthony McGill takes us behind the scenes in his role as Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic and speaks to the wonders of chamber music.
Soundboard: Gerardo Teissonnière
Steinway Artist Gerardo Teissonnière discusses the wonder of Beethoven's Last Sonatas.
Soundboard: Andrew Rangell
Steinway Artist Andrew Rangell discusses the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His latest — of many — Bach releases is The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II on the Steinway & Sons label.
Thanks for these smart conversations. I appreciate the guests and questions.
I absolutely love this podcast! As a musician, and a piano technician, this podcast merged my two loves in such a fabulous way. Music talk and piano talk and it is just amazing. Please keep this going!!
This is an excellent podcast, with a roster of guests you might not always expect from Steinway & Sons! Some big names (Billy Joel, Bill Murray, Regina Spektor) and some lesser-known, across all creative disciplines, and all with interesting perspectives on their craft. The host is particularly good at drawing fresh insight from each guest.