May 9, 2014 — At the piano in NPR's Studio 1, Louis Lortie re-creates Wagner's vocal and orchestral palette in Liszt's arrangement of the rapturous "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde.
Nov 7, 2013 — See the English pianist play a movement from one of Schubert's final sonatas, written when the specter of death was never far away. Lewis describes the music in terms of a haunting, delusive dream.
Feb 6, 2013 — Hear the 21-year-old Russian play Chopin etudes, colorful Fairy Tales by Nikolai Medtner and an explosive arrangement of music from Stravinsky's Firebird at the WGBH studios in Boston.
Jan 16, 2013 — The pianist has such an intimate relationship with the Well-Tempered Clavier, hearing him play its kaleidoscopic preludes and fugues is like getting an inside view of a wondrously successful lifelong marriage. Communing daily with Bach helps the pianist stay fit and inspired.
Oct 18, 2012 — Hear the celebrated Bach interpreter play the tranquil Partita No. 1 in the NPR studio. Dinnerstein — who burst onto the scene with a popular recording of the Goldberg Variations — phrases her Bach lovingly, taking great care to find the subtle gestures and and ideas in and around the notes.
Aug 9, 2012 — Now that Andsnes has a new daughter, he says he hears music a bit differently — with more freedom and an ear for "childlike beauty." Hear the pianist talk about fatherhood and play Granados and Grieg.
Mar 21, 2012 — The pianist performs contemporary takes on Bach's Goldberg Variations in the NPR studio
Sep 29, 2011 — Hear hand-picked Liszt performances from the Boston studios of WGBH.
Aug 11, 2011 — Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake lead a journey into Schubert's vivid song cycle.
Mar 22, 2011 — Hear the former Rostropovich student, with pianist Irina Nuzova, uncover a beautiful but little-known sonata by Myaskovsky and more Russian music at the studios of WGBH in Boston.