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Jeremy Denk: Playing Ligeti With A Dash Of Humor

The pianists's latest album features some of the most difficult etudes ever written for solo piano by the Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti. "Ligeti took the piano to places it had never been before," he says," and makes demands of the pianist and the mind that had never been made before."

21:35

Jeremy Denk: Playing Ligeti With A Dash Of Humor

The pianist's new album features some of the most difficult etudes ever written for solo piano by the Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti. "Ligeti took the piano to places it had never been before," he says, "and makes demands of the pianist and the mind that had never been made before."

11:26

Classical Pianist Richard Goode.

Classical pianist Richard Goode. Goode studied with Rudolph Serkin and is founding member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. His album of duets with clarinetist Richard Stolzman won a grammy in 1983. Five years ago, Goode was approached by the Book of the Month Club about recording all 32 Beethoven Piano sonatas. He is now nearing the end of the project. (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on Wednesday, February 15, 1989.)

09:46

Classical Pianist Richard Goode

Goode was recently commissioned to record all of Beethoven's piano sonatas. He joins Fresh Air to discuss the challenges of that endeavor, the process of memorizing the repertory, and his early musical training.

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