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WCPE FM Features the Piano

TheClassicalStation.org offers Primarily Piano Weekend

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (May 4, 2016)—WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces Primarily Piano Weekend on May 13-15, 2016. The program will feature great composers as well as virtuoso performances.

“The young piano duo called ZOFO calls their beloved instrument a “20-Finger Orchestra,” and the grand piano is truly that,” says Woltz. “We’ll play some of the master pianists of the twentieth century, but we particularly want to feature some of today’s best young performers: Benjamin Grosvenor, Lise de la Salle, Yuja Wang and Conrad Tao, to name a few.”

A partial listing includes:

13 Friday

9:00 p.m. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor
10:00 p.m. Chopin: Nocturne in C Minor

14 Saturday

8:00 a.m. Granados: Poetic Waltzes
9:00 a.m. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
11:00 a.m. Bach: Partita no. 1 in B-flat
12:00 p.m. Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no. 1
2:00 p.m. Chopin: Piano Sonata no. 2 in B-flat Minor
3:00 p.m. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C
4:00 p.m. Gershwin: Cuban Overture
5:00 p.m. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

15 Sunday

7:00 a.m. Chopin: Polonaise Fantasy in A-flat
11:00 a.m. Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511
12:00 p.m. Bach: Keyboard Concerto no. 1 in D Minor
1:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 30 in E
2:00 p.m. Barber: Souvenirs
3:00 p.m. Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise in E-flat
4:00 p.m. Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

Also the Saturday Evening Request Program enables listeners to add their favorite composers and performers to the playlist. Please click here to visit the SERP request page.

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