November 18, 2021

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Nelson Freire, who passed away this month, said that pianists ought to play with joy. He did. There is a lot of joy in this episode, and sublimity, ethereality, and other qualities to savor. From Wagner to Errol Garner.

Trad., arr. Schindler, “Jasmine Flower

Puccini, “Signore, ascolta,” from “Turandot”

Wagner, “Selig, wie die Sonne meines Glückes lacht,” from “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”

Albéniz-Godowsky, Tango in D major

Kern-Garner, “The Way You Look Tonight

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