The Grand Piano Podcast
By Parnassus Records / Leslie Gerber
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Presented by www.parnassusrecords.com, The Grand Piano podcast examines the great instrument in all its many facets. The music is mostly classical or classical-related, but we also explore other branches of the piano sound. Hosted by longtime broadcaster, collector and critic Leslie Gerber, the show features many rare recordings.
||Grand Piano 005 - Music for Students||Sometimes composers' easy music for students represents some of their best efforts. This program is made up of music that may be easy to play but obviously wasn't easy to write, played by first-class pianists. JS Bach - 2 Part Inventions (3/4/5) - Glenn G||8 10 2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||Grand Piano 004 - Sviatoslav Richter in Recital||Richter at his greatest, including Schumann and Beethoven performances which seem to go beyond the limits of possibility. Also an example of Richter's Chopin--not the composer he was best known for, but outstanding playing. Schumann: Toccata op7 (Moscow -||1 10 2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||Grand Piano Podcast 003 - Artur Schnabel||Artur Schnabel was one the of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century. His Beethoven and Schubert, in particular, are highly regarded to this day. Mozart - Rondo in a minor, k.511 - (1946 recording) Beethoven - Fur Elise Schubert - Trout Quintet - D.667||24 9 2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||Grand Piano Podcast 002 - Composers at the Piano||Some of the most insightful piano interpretations come from the very composers who wrote the pieces. In this episode we listen to several of the 20th Century's most famous composer playing their own music. Several short interviews with the pianists accomp||16 9 2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Grand Piano Podcast 001 - History of Piano in Sound||This show originally aired in the Fall of 1998. We explore the origins of the piano and developments through the first couple of centuries. Lodovico Giustini - Sonata #4 E min. - Mieczysław Horszowski - Bartolomeo Cristofori piano Joseph Haydn - Trio #39||9 9 2007||Free||View In iTunes|