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Play Me, I'm Yours



“Play Me, I’m Yours” by British artist Luke Jerram comes to LA


The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has brought "Play Me, I’m Yours" to Los Angeles. Through the rest of April thirty pianos, designed and decorated by local artists and community organizations, are featured across Los Angeles County and are available for everyone to play, in celebration of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary as LACO music director.

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In celebration of "Play Me, I'm Yours" and Jeffrey Kahane's anniversary with LACO, KUSC presented a week of piano-rich music April 9-13th. Click below to see the playlist for each day.

KUSC's "Play Me" Playlist

Monday, April 9th

8:15 am
On A Few Words at 8:15, Pianist Artur Rubinstein talks technique. Listen to it here.

8:20 am
Enrique Granados: Spanish Dance #5, Andaluza
Artur Rubinstein, piano
RCA 63085
BUY:

8:45 am
Frederic Chopin: Preludes Op.28
Jorge Bolet, piano
Philips 456 724
BUY:

11:24 am
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 in c Op 18
Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Claudio Abbado
Yuja Wang, piano
DG 15338
BUY:

3:30 pm
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto #2 in Bb Op 19
Cleveland Orchestra / George Szell
Leon Fleisher, piano
Sony 42445
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5:01 pm
Sergei Taneyev: Andantino Semplice
Todd Crow, piano
Musician's Showcase 042899
BUY: MSR Classics

6:19 pm
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita #4 in D BWV 828
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Nonesuch 79121
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7:22 pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No.14 in c K 457
Andras Schiff, piano
London 417149
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Tuesday, April 10th

8:15 am
On A Few Words at 8:15, the great and eccentric pianist Glenn Gould talks about his pre-recording routine and decisions. Listen to it here.

10:00 am
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableaux: #4 in b Op 39
Yuja Wang, piano
DG 16606
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10:02 am
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableaux: #5 in eb Op 39
Yuja Wang, piano
DG 16606
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10:07 am
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableaux: #6 in a Op 39
Yuja Wang, piano
DG 16606
BUY:

11:20 am
Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Concerto #5 in f BWV 1056
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields / Murray Perahia
Murray Perahia, piano
Sony 89690
BUY:

1:26 pm

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in G K 455
Yuja Wang, piano
DG 16606
BUY:

1:28 pm
Christoph Gluck: Orfeo & Euridice: Orpheus' Lament
Yuja Wang, piano
DG 16606
BUY:

5:36 pm
Frederic Chopin: Waltz in c# Op 64/2
Yuja Wang, piano
DG 16606
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5:40 pm
Johann Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Op 214
Yuja Wang, piano
DG 16606
BUY:

6:20 pm
Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata #41 in Bb
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Hyperion 67554
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Wednesday, April 11th

8:15 am
On A Few Words at 8:15 Simone Dinnerstein, the Brookyln-born, soon-to-be-40, pianist whose career was launched by her self-financed recording of the Goldberg Variations talks about her art and why she makes it. Listen to it here.

8:18 am
Franz Schubert: Impromptus #1-3 Op.90 D. 899
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Sony 87655
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9:10 am
Franz Schubert: Sonata "Arpeggione" in a D 821
Joseph Swensen, violin
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
RCA 7962
BUY:

10:12 am
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata #30 in E Op 109
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Philips 456949
BUY:

1:01 pm
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in a Op 16
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitri Kitayenko
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Virgin Classics 61745
BUY:

2:30 pm
Ned Rorem: Praise Ye The Lord
Marvis Martin, soprano
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
MusicMasters 60189
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2:32 pm
Spiritual: Witness
Marvis Martin, soprano
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
MusicMasters 60189
BUY:

3:18 pm
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in f Op 34
Takacs Quartet
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67551
BUY:

5:01 pm
Claude Debussy: Arabesque #1 in E
Simon Trpceski, piano
EMI Classics 272
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Thursday, April 12th

8:15 am
On A Few Words at 8:15 Jeffrey Kahane, The Play Me, I'm Yours honoree, talks about the deceptions of the piano. Listen to it here.
 
9:36 am
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Gilbert Varga
Anna Vinnitskaya, piano
Naive 5238
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11:00 am
Johann Sebastian Bach: Invention #1 in C BWV 787
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Nonesuch 79121
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11:01 am
Johann Sebastian Bach: Invention #5 in Eb BWV 791
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Nonesuch 79121
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11:03 am
Johann Sebastian Bach: Invention #7 in e BWV 793
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Nonesuch 79121
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11:05 am
Johann Sebastian Bach: Invention #14 in Bb BWV 800
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Nonesuch 79121
BUY:

2:24 pm
Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C Op 17
Artur Rubinstein, piano
RCA 63052
BUY:

4:12 pm
George Gershwin: 3 Preludes
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Sony 53126
BUY:

4:27 pm
Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio #35 in C HOB XV:21
Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Phoenix 166
BUY:

6:08 pm
Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas
Ivo Pogorelich, piano
DG 435855
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Friday, April 13th

8:15 am
On A Few Words at 8:15 Garrick Ohlsson, the great pianist, and first American to win the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, talks about and illustrates why he will play Beethoven only on a modern piano, not a fortepiano. Listen to it here.
 
8:20 am
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata #8, "Pathetique" in c Op.13
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Arabesque 6677
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11:23 am
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet #3 in c Op 60
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Joshua Bell, violin
Scott Nickrenz, viola
Carter Brey, cello
MusicMasters 60189
BUY:

2:00 pm
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3 in d Op 30
Los Angeles Philharmonic / Lionel Bringuier
Yuja Wang, piano
Recorded in concert at the Hollywood Bowl on August 2nd, 2011
Not for sale

4:07 pm
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in d BWV 903
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 66746
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5:01 pm
Dario Marianelli: Atonement: Atonement
English Chamber Orchestra / Benjamin Wallfisch
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Caroline Dale, cello
Decca 9828
BUY:

6:38 pm
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto #1 in g Op 25
London Mozart Players / Howard Shelley
Howard Shelley, piano
Chandos 9215
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