We gather on Wednesday nights and cull riches from the treasure-trove of world-wide vinyl from1948 to 1988.
Tonight we will amaze ourselves with 3 great samplings of the MODERN 20th CENTURY piano (and a wistful look back at its 18th century grandfather)
MICHEL LeGRAND will play a perfectly recorded piano in his unique insouciant jazz style.
Lest we forget: MALCOLM BILSON will play a Rondo by MOZART on a reproduction of one of his 18th century instruments
A rare 1958 LP of BRAHMS 2nd PIANO CONCERTO is a perfect illustration of why pianos HAD to get bigger and more powerful: to hold the fort against the onslaught of the modern symphony orchestra. HANS RICHTER-HAASER and VON KARAJAN (1st movement).
From the other towering peak of musical style, we will hear again EARL “FATHA” HINES sound like 2 pianos in pieces by THE DUKE.
And Mozart again on the FORTEPIANO to say “GOODNIGHT.”
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See you all at 7 pm TONIGHT!