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TheClassicalStation.org Features the Piano

WCPE offers Primarily Piano Weekend



WAKE FOREST, N.C. (April 8, 2011)—WCPE’s Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw announces Primarily Piano Weekend on April 16 and 17, 2011. The program will feature great composers as well as virtuoso performances. “Great pianists will be showcased throughout the weekend,” says Bradshaw, who is also As You Like It host. “Names like Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arthur Rubinstein, Alicia de Larrocha, Van Cliburn, Martha Argerich—and so many more—are all on display playing the music we have come to love.” A partial listing includes:

16 Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. Chopin: Four Mazurkas, op. 17


  • 9:00 a.m. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 17 in G


  • 10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 8 in C Minor (Pathétique)


  • 11:00 a.m. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-flat Minor


  • 12:00 p.m. Ravel: Sonatine


  • 5:00 p.m. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor


17 Sunday

  • 7:00 a.m. Mozart: Piano Sonata no. 11 in A


  • 11:00 a.m. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 2 in C Minor


  • 1:00 p.m. Schubert: Fantasia in C (Wanderer Fantasy)


  • 3:00 p.m. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543


  • 4:00 p.m. Chopin: Krakowiak, Concert Rondo in F


  • 5:00 p.m. Brahms: Piano Concerto


Also the Saturday Evening Request Program enables listeners to add their favorite composers and performers to the playlist.

Here is the link to the SERP request page.

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