The Sonatas and Symphonies of Haydn and Mozart had no easily discernable topic, it was in fact, abstract music. Now the Romantics that followed were different. Franz Liszt who gained avant-garde status in Paris started composing music with painterly or poetic inspirations and it wasn't long before you got music that could only be fully appreciated when the listener knew what inspired the piece and love was a familiar topic.
On the Piano this Sunday the topic is Love. Sometimes the music reflects the sweet and respectful suitor and other times a love more profane. As Shakespeare wrote: If music is the food of Love - play on - a Piano, of course. Hear it this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KTXI.