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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

Date Description

Stephen Hough's Dream Album

Pianist, composer, and writer Stephen Hough has made many albums of miniatures, but this is the most personal. He had a hand in the creation of many of the selections, alongside favorites by Romantic-era composers. Michael Keelan talked with him. (note: The cover has the other Temptation of St. Anthony by Bosch, aside from the Nelson-Atkins Museum painting of that description.)

The Heartland Chamber Music Festival live at Kansas Public Radio August 2, 2018

Heartland Chamber Music visited the KPR studio August 2. The full Camerata Orchestra played

Pianist Han Wang live at Kansas Public Radio July 27, 2018

Pianist Han Wang, completing her doctorate at KU, played a Chopin Mazurka (Op.30/4),

Full-blown Romanticism for cello and piano

Cellist Inbal Segev and pianist Juho Pohjonen have joined forces for their first album together, playing Chopin, Grieg, and Schumann. Michael Keelan talked with them about performing and recording the music of three pianist-composers.

2018 International Institute of Young Musicians contest winners July 11, 2018

Winners of the International Institute of Young Musicians competition played in the KPR studio ahead of the July 14 winners' concert at 3 p.m. in Swarthout Hall. Eric Lin played Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13. Joshua Jensen performed Scarbo from Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit. Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata was played by Junhao Wang of Lawrence, and Yu Lei concluded with Horowitz's transcription of Danse Macabre, by Saint-Saens.

Miss Kansas Hannah Klaassen and music

Miss Kansas 2018, Hannah Klaassen, majors in psychology at Tabor College in Hillsboro. But she minors in music, which has been a focus through most of her school years. Michael Keelan talked with her about the role that singing (and playing) has in her life.

A Musical Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrates 25 years on the Supreme Court this year. She's an avid classical music fan, even appearing onstage in opera productions. Her son, James Ginsburg, founded Cedille Records, which has released an album, Notorious RBG in Song. It refers to the justice's pop culture moniker, and features songs written and performed by his wife, Patrice Michaels. Michael Keelan talked with both J. Ginsburg and Michaels about their very personal project.

The Violetta Duo live at the Lawrence Public Library June 15, 2018

The Violetta Duo visited the Lawrence Public Library for KPR's first live performance at the venue. Flutist Dorothy Glick Maglione and clarinetist Madelyn Moore talked with Michael Keelan. So did composer Daniel Morel, whose music the duo performed along with Arnold, McIntosh, and Rutter.  

Amit Peled plays Brahms on the cello of Pablo Casals

Pablo Casals (1876-1973) was one of the most revered classical musicians of the twentieth century. The 1733 Gofriller cello he played for most of his career is now in the hands of Amit Peled, at the express invitation of Mrs. Casals. Michael Keelan talked with Peled about the legacy of Casals and the experience of working with the instrument. Peled's album of the Brahms sonatas on that cello is with pianist Noreen Polera.

Soloists from The International Center for Music at Park University April 25, 2018

Soloists from the International Center for Music at Park University visited KPR ahead


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