Between the Keys with Jed Distler

Tuesdays at 10 pm

Between the Keys may or may not begin at the piano but will always find Jed taking the listener on a creative, imaginative and unique musical journey as only someone of his experience could present. 

Between the Keys is supported by Steinway and Sons.

Join Jed Distler for a special July 4th episode of Between the  keys at 10 PM, celebrating the "OYAPS," the "Outstanding Young American Pianists" who came of age in the years following World War II, and the American pianists who inspired them. Artists featured include Olga Samaroff, Gary Graffman, Julius Katchen, Raymond Lewenthal, Leon Fleisher, Rosalyn Tureck, William Kapell and Eugene Istomin. We also pay tribute to the late American composer Daniel Brewbaker with the finale of his Piano Concerto No.

Join Jed Distler for Between the Keys on Tuesday June 27th at 10 PM for an unusual yet captivating episode, as renown visual artist, musician and media figure Mark Kostabi drops in for music and conversation. We'll hear works by Kostabi, along with piano music by Janacek, Liszt and Carla Bley.

Join Jed Distler on Tuesday June 20th at 10 PM for Between the Keys, and an episode called "Attack of the Killer Etudes!". Works by Martinu, Alkan, Arensky, Beckwith, Chopin, Bartók, Scriabin, Lindberg, Kernis and Rachmaninov. Pianists will include Jane Coop, Anthony de Mare, Alfred Cortot, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jenny Lin, Ralph van Raat, Raymond Lewenthal and Jerome Lowenthal.

Between the Keys June 13/New, Old and Unexpected

Jun 13, 2017

Join Jed Distler Tuesday June 13th at 10:00 PM, with a wide range of keyboard curiosities, old treasures, new works and much more. Performers include Lara Downes, Susanne Kessel, Cyprien Katsaris, Skip Sempé, Marcelle Meyer, Gabriele Baldocci and Malcolm Binns.

Between the Keys May 30/Point Counterpoint

May 30, 2017

Join Jed Distler on Tuesday May 30th at 10 PM for Between the Key, in an episode devoted to a wide range of contrapuntal keyboard music. Composers include Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Handel, Mozart, Ligeti, Thelonious Monk, Valentin Bibik, Larry Bell and Friedrich Gulda.

Between the Keys May 16 - The 100th episode

May 16, 2017

For the 100th episode of Between the Keys, Jed Distler looks back on the music and the musicians that shaped his career.

Between the Keys May 9th/A Thing About Machines

May 9, 2017

Join Jed Distler on Between the Keys at 10 PM for an episode first aired in 2015 about the influence of machines on music, with works by Scarlatti, Rakowski, Antheil, Leroy Anderson, Meade "Lux Lewis," Mozart, Frederic Rzewski and more.

Between the Keys May 2nd/Impromptu!

May 2, 2017

Join Jed Distler at 10 PM Tuesday May 2nd for Between the Keys, with an episode devoted to the art of the piano impromptu, with works by Vorisek, Enescu, Richard Rodney Bennett, Schubert, Chopin, Donald Martino, Poulenc, Fauré and others.

Join Jed Distler on April 25th at 10 PM for Between the Keys, with an unusual episode that explores possible musical links between composers Claudio Monteverdi, George Benjamin, Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, François Devienne and Noah Creshevsky. These composers, however, share at least one personal link: they all were born on January 31st.

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