Piano Highlights

August 11, 2018, 11:00 am

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Piano keys (Photo: Elliott Billings, CC BY 2.0, cropped, via Flickr)

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature some recordings of piano highlights from the past year as performed by talented pre-college musicians from the Chicago area.


“Valley of Obermann” from Années de pèlerinage (Première année: Suisse), by Franz Liszt
16-year-old Xiaoping Wang, piano

Liebeslied, by Fritz Kreisler, arr. Sergei Rachmaninoff
16-year-old Xiaoping Wang, piano

Reflections, by Emily Bear
16-year-old Emily Bear, piano

Ol’ Man River, by Jerome Kern, arr. Daniel Souvigny
17-year-old Daniel Souvigny, piano

Transcendental Etude, Op. 11 No. 10, “Lezghinka,” by Sergei Lyapunov 
18-year-old Derek Chung, piano