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Stephanie McCallum and Erin Helyard take you on a journey tracing the piano’s metamorphosis from a straight-strung instrument of great clarity and transparency to a cross-strung marvel of unified power and tone. An illustrated lecture contrasting short works on the twentieth-century Bösendorfer and the nineteenth-century Érard.


Trois grandes études, Op. 76
No.1 Etude pour la main gauche seule  

Fantaisie in A-flat major 

Etudes dans les tons majeurs, Op. 35  
No.5 Allegro barbaro  

Esquisses, Op. 63 
No.1 La vision  

Preludes, Op. 31 
La chanson de la folle au bord de la mer 

Consolations (S 172)
No. 3 Lento placido 

Excerpts from Dolly Suite 

Excerpts from Trois pièces nègres 

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