Friday, May 20, 2011

And the best Fingerwork wins

Back before students could travel all over the world to learn from different teachers, there were differing schools of piano playing. The most well known was the Russian school and the French school was another. The Gallic school was characterized by little use of the sustaining pedal, clean and vigorous fingerwork (very honest, this) and a good feel for dynamics. This elegant method sounds like a great approach to the music of the baroque, doesn't it?

On the Piano this Sunday two young French pianists play the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. From a dazzling Chromatic Fantasy to a beautifully structured Toccata, and the program ends with Bach's own concerto for solo keyboard. Hear Bach a la Francaise this Sunday a 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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