On the Keys
By David Kiser
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On the Keys, produced by South Carolina Public Radio, is about the most versatile of instruments, the piano. But it also features the organ, the harpsichord and most anything that has a keyboard or manual. In this podcast, David Kiser presents contemporary pieces for the piano, highlights forgotten pianists, talks with young musicians, tells musical stories, and sometimes explores the inner-workings of music. CALL TO ACTION: If you have written for the piano and want your work to be considered for radio and internet broadcast send inquires to David Kiser at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share this classical podcast. It's one of the few classical piano podcasts.
||CleanWinners of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition||Click to listen to hear the winners of the 2017 Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists. First Place: Ray Ushikubo Second Place: Andrew Li Third Place: Jaeden Izik-Dzurko Hear Ray Ushikubo's interview with Fred Child here.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOld-Timey Piano Music||Ethan Uslan is a Charlotte based pianist who composes and improvises ragtime and jazz. On this piano podcast a special edition of Your Compositions. Ethan talks about and performs two of his original compositions. Scroll down for audio. Your Composition||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInspired by Gershwin||On this piano podcast listen to the Iranian born and Canadian trained Iman Habibi's piece Prelude a la Gershwin The performer is pianist Deborah Grimmett who also happens to be the other half of the duo Piano Pinnacle with Iman, who also happens to be h||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElements of a Piano Piece: Melody||On this podcast an overview of melodies for the piano, how they work, what they are, and what makes them beautiful. You'll hear melodies from Bach to Thomas Ades.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBach's Roadtrip||Arnstadt to Lubeck, Expected time of Arrival, 77 hours, 234 Miles. Greenville to Charleston, Expected time of Arrival, 71 hours, 217 Miles. Bach's pilgrimage to hear the great organist Buxtehude reimagined and set in South Carolina. Special thanks to ou||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Compositions: Canadian Pipe Organ Music that Sounds like Star Wars||On this edition of Your Compositions Canadian pipe organ music played by a Canadian organist on a French Canadian organ. Brennan Szafron recorded the Suite Romantique on the Twichell Pipe Organ, a 50-some rank Casavant on the campus of Converse College.||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Musical Analysis of Robert Browning's Abt Vogler||On this Movement of On the Keys, the mostly forgotten composer Georg Joseph Vogler, who was immortalized via words by Robert Browning. With the help of Musical Theater students at Anderson University, Aaron Copland, and Mozart this programs explores pia||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOriginal Piano Piece by 10-Year-Old Composer||Henry Sun is a 10-year-old piano student and composer from the upstate. Listen to his original composition based on music by Handel. Standing on the shoulder's of giants on this edition of Your Compositions a movement of On the Keys.||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSidney Foster: The Radio Story of the Little Known Artist and Master Teacher||Sidney Finkelstein (changed later to Foster) was born in Florence and lived on West Evans Street. He attended the famed Curtis Institute of Music and played at Carnegie Hall numerous times. He had the aplomb of Horowitz and the instincts of a composer.||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic and Memory: Katharine Norman's Fuga Interna||Composer and writer Katharine Norman's piece is about aging and memory loss. It comes from a set of pieces influenced by a Bach Fugue, "a compositional teacher," as Katharine Norman puts it. Her mother was her first piano teacher and now she is a||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSongs about the Pisgah National Forest||Jon Grier's piece Pisgah Songs captures the beauty of the NC National forests. The poets kindly allowed their poems to be posted below. Looking Glass (Keller Cushing Freeman) I send you winter love: ice crystals glittering like mica in the stiff red cla||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Sonata Form Works: A Guided Tour Part Two||On this two-part series on tonality and sonata form, David Kiser gives the microphone over to Professor of Piano at Converse College, Douglas Weeks who guides us through the sonatas of Mozart and Beethoven. In the course of this series you’ll learn ab||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Sonata Form Works: a Guided Tour Part One||On this two-part series on tonality and sonata form, David Kiser gives the microphone over to Professor of Piano at Converse College, Douglas Weeks who guides us through the sonatas of Mozart and Beethoven. In the course of this series you’ll learn ab||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New Sergei Rachmaninoff?||Ivan Moshchuk is a Detroit based pianist and winner of the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist award. He is also a fine composer, or was a composer. Hear his lovely piece, Album Leaf that's reminiscent of Sergei Rachmaninoff and learn why he can't focus on too ma||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Compositions featured on On The Keys||This week on On the Keys , the Canadian composer Chris Harman's piano piece After Schumann I will be featured on the Your Compositions movement of the show. Have you written piano piece after the year 2000? Your Compositions is open to submissions. Plea||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Wonderful music and commentary
Interesting piano related stories and history, and of course, performances. Great variety, and you can hear new classical music here, recommended!