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Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
The interior of a modern grand piano.
The piano was destined for success. It gave the musical world something it had wanted for centuries—a keyboard that could express a full range of musical and emotional ideas.
But its triumph didn’t happen overnight.
In this hour, music written for — and performed on — instruments that preceded the piano, as well as the first (and quite different sounding) pianos of Mozart and Beethoven.
September 2, 2023
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