Think back to how families used to celebrate the Holidays, for some of us it was sitting in front of the TV watching a Charlie Brown special. Go back another twenty years and Dad would play disc jockey keeping the records spinning on the Hi-Fi. Back even further, another generation before that and it was the family grouped around the piano with someone, who hopefully spent some time practicing up, playing Christmas carols for the mini-multitude to sing to.
On the Piano this Christmas day music of the season with Tchaikovsky's contribution to a music magazine then there is Liszt's music for his grandchildren with selections from his Christmas tree. Then Sergey Liapunov presents some music from the hinterlands of Russia, there are some American spirituals as played by a master of touch and phrasing and even music for the amateur with piano accompanied by triangle, bird call and toy trumpet.
Find music to lift your heart on this special day on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.
host, Randy Anderson