Friday, August 19, 2011

Chopin's Preludes ³

There are so many ways of playing music that even little differences are noticeable, but what happens when one can hear three separate generations playing the same music?

On the Piano this Sunday we hear performances spanning one-hundred years with performaers playing the evocative preludes of Frederic Chopin. Going back to a pianist active in the 19th century, Ferruccio Busoni, who was not one to be shy concerning his approach to other composers music, joins us courtesy of a 1920's piano roll, then there is the great-all-rounder, Claudio Arrau and his beautiful touch as recorded by Philips and to bring us to today's generation, the young French-Canadian pianist Jean-Francois Latour. All are playing the memorable preludes of Chopin and be warned, the differences are not subtle.

Hear the rest of Chopin's Preludes Op. 28 this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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