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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