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WCPE FM Features the Piano

TheClassicalStation.org offers Primarily Piano Weekend

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (May 4, 2015)—WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces Primarily Piano Weekend on May 9 and 10, 2015. The program will feature great composers as well as virtuoso performances. “The grand piano is a marvelous instrument, an orchestra at your fingertips,” offers Woltz. “Hear some of today’s best young performers—Benjamin Grosvenor, Valentina Lisitsa, Igor Levit— together with grand masters of the 20th century such as Van Cliburn, Vladimir Horowitz and Alicia de Larrocha.”

A partial listing includes:

9 Saturday

8:00 a.m. Handel: Suite in B-flat for Piano
9:00 a.m. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 24 in C Minor
10:00 a.m. Chaminade: “Fairy Tales”
11:00 a.m. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor
12:00 p.m. Bach: English Suite no. 1 in A
5:00 p.m. Chopin: Polonaise Fantasy in A-flat

10 Sunday

7:00 a.m. Mozart: Rondo in A Minor
11:00 a.m. Dvorák: Piano Quintet no. 2 in A
1:00 p.m. D. Scarlatti: Six Sonatas
2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 17 in D Minor (Tempest)
3:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
4:00 p.m. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 3 in D Minor

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

Here is the link to the Saturday Evening Request Program page.

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