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Watch and Listen: Pianist David Kaplan, Live from WRTI's Performance Studio

Listen to pianist David Kaplan in a “Carnaval” of imagination and virtuosity. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder is host for this live studio broadcast.

A Yamaha artist, Kaplan has been praised by The Boston Globe for his “grace and fire.” He’ll be performing selections from his program, which includes Schumann’s marvelous suite for piano, “Carnaval,” in advance of his appearance at Music at Bunker Hillin Sewell, NJ on Sunday, September 8th.

We’ll also hear three intriguing, new, commissioned works that take direct inspiration from Schumann’s “Carnaval.”

To round out the program, Music at Bunker Hill Artistic Director and acclaimed violist William Frampton will perform a movement from Schumann’s “Märchenbilder” (“Fairytale Pictures”) with Kaplan. WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder will host.

Make sure to tune in for the incomparably lyrical and imaginative work of Schumann, as well as brand-new work that’s inspired by his example. You’ll discover the hidden meanings behind the 20 movements of Schumann’s "Carnaval," and how it still touches performers and composers of today.

Program: ?

Carnaval by Robert Schumann
 -Selected movements: “Sphinxes,” “A.S.C.H.-S.C.H.A.,” “Chiarina,” “Chopin,” “Valse Allemande,” “Paganini”

New Dances of the League of David by Gabriel Kahane, Timo Andres, and Caroline Shaw

Märchenbilder by Robert Schumann
 -Movement II: “Lebhaft


Debra's last day on the air at WRTI was September 21st, 2021. She's now the radio host for The Metropolitan Opera. Read more here.