pianoPresented every two years and based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is internationally recognised as North America’s finest piano music festival. From classical to jazz, orchestra concerts to solo recitals, and chamber music to musical theatre, the Festival continually achieves acclaim for presenting performances of the highest artistic calibre.

This thirteen-part radio series focuses on classical music at the 2014 Gilmore Festival, featuring artists such as Richard Goode, Emmanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, and Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein as well as rising stars Vanessa Perez, Christian Sands and Gilmore Young Artists Conrad Tao and George Li. The Gilmore Keyboard Festival has become a leading American festival known the world over for celebrating the joy and power of keyboard music in concerts, lecture, master classes and films.
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(1) D SCARLATTI: Keyboard Sonata in A Kk39; LISZT: La lugubre gondola - André Watts (pno)

COWELL: Aeolian Harp - Barbara Lieurance (pno)

SCHUBERT: Gretchen am Spinnrade D118; An die Musik D547 - Susanna Phillips (sop), Myra Huang (pno)

RAMEAU: Pièces de clavecin, excerpts - Jory Vinikour (hpschd)

GLASS arr Grand Band: Closing - Grand Band

CHOPIN: Polonaise in A Op 40/1, Military - Rafal Blechacz (pno)

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