David Dubal

Program Host

David Dubal is host of The Piano Matters which airs Wednesdays at 10 pm and Sundays at noon.

An acknowledged authority on the piano literature, David Dubal’s highly acclaimed books include The Art of the Piano, The Essential Canon of Classical Music, Evenings with Horowitz, Reflections from the Keyboard, and Conversations with Menuhin etc.

Mr. Dubalʼs video, The Golden Age of the Piano, has been seen worldwide in four languages, and won him an Emmy award. His book "Remembering Horowitz, " with 125 essays by world famous pianists includes a compact disc of Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Dubal in conversation.

Recipient of the First ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for broadcast journalism, Mr. Dubal has won numerous other honors, including the coveted George Foster Peabody Award for innovative broadcasting. He served as Music Director of WNCN in New York City from 1967-90, and was also producer and commentator for innumerable special broadcasts. From 2000, Mr. Dubal has also hosted " Reflections from the Keyboard" on WQXR.

Mr. Dubal has been a faculty member of The Juilliard School since 1983, and has also taught on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. He has performed in recitals and lecture-recitals in forty states, conducted master classes and lectured world-wide, and judged many international competitions, including the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Mr. Dubal received the Doctor of Music from the State University of New York ( SUNY).

The Piano Matters concludes its three-week tribute to Glenn Gould this Wednesday (10/11) at 10 pm. While the first two programs in this series focused on Gould's performance of Bach works, this week's looks at the pianist's approach to other composers. Host David Dubal and guest host, pianist and writer Benjamin Laude, explore Gould's recordings of music by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Scriabin, Schoenberg and more.

The Piano Matters continues its tribute to the legendary Glenn Gould this Wednesday (10/4) at 10 pm, turning the spotlight on Bach's Goldberg Variations.

In celebration of what would have been Glenn Gould's 85th birthday, and marking the 50th anniversary of his death, David Dubal welcomes special guest Benjamin Laude to share and discuss the artistry of the great Canadian pianist. This week features the music of J.S. Bach.

Over the next three weeks, The Piano Matters will explore the artistry of Glenn Gould, who passed away 35 years ago and would have been 85 this year, in a series of programs celebrating his performances of Bach - including his lauded recordings of the Goldberg Variations - as well as music by other composers. Host David Dubal welcomes fellow pianist, scholar and writer Benjamin Laude, who received his Masters and Doctorate from Juilliard, as his special guest they discuss Gould's style and survey various recordings.

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