If you've been listening to Jed Distler's weekly program Between the Keys, you've probably gathered that he has a vast library of unfamiliar, rare, and long-out-of print piano recordings at his beck and call.
"Guilty as charged. I admit it, I'm a piano nerd," says Distler. "But whereas some people collect recordings, file them away, and never look at them again, I'm constantly exploring my collection. I have an insatiable curiosity not just about piano repertoire, but also about pianists from all eras, their styles of playing, and what recordings exist, commercial or otherwise. And while it's important to promote today's great keyboard talents and worthy new releases, we can't ignore who came before us. And not just the famous names. I'm talking about some of the people you'll hear on this week's episode."
Rare items make up the bulk of the program, featuring Agi Jambor in Bach, E. Robert Schmitz playing Debussy, Rudolf Firkusny's Brahms, Edith Farnadi's fascinating Liszt, a long-forgotten Charles Ives "Concord" Sonata recording by Aloys Kontarsky, the legendary Eduard Erdmann, the late, great Joseph Villa, and much more.
Join the Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler for the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, this Tuesday June 5th at 10 PM.