Friday, June 3, 2011

Inspiring others

Pianists not fond of Romantic music can find Chopin's works inspiring, even Glenn Gould who had an intentional gap in his repertoire from late Beethoven to Scriabin, grudgingly admired Chopin's abilities as a polyphonic composer and his natural approach to the instrument.

On the Piano this Sunday the beginning of a two part Homage to the composer Frederic Chopin. Hear one of the great 20th century Chopinists play the preludes that inspired Frederico Mompou and Sergei Rachmaninoff to stretch the limits of any pianist in their Variations on a Prelude of Chopin. Hear the music that two short preludes of Chopin can inspire on the Piano this Sunday at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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