Friday, October 18, 2013

David Dubal Comes Back to Chicago Classical Radio with THE ROMANTIC PIANIST

I learn more from listening to David Dubal's classical commentaries in the first few minutes than I do elsewhere listening for hours:  his own words, and then the insightful, and sometimes startling quotes from a variety of sources.  Where does he get these?

Mr. Dubal has been on -- and off -- our local WFMT (Chicago) in recent times, and frankly, I got into the habit of listening to him online

Now he's back on WFMT, thankfully, with a new program, THE ROMANTIC PIANIST.  The first installment was a superb survey of Franz Schubert, the one who was put on earth to write music, but who died, far, far too young at just 31.

We look forward to the rest of the series.  For more on our favorite classical commentator, go here.

Look for his books, too, Evenings with Horowitz, and The Art of the Piano.  The "inside Horowitz" -- he spent one night a wife with the pianist and wife, Wanda, for several years -- was a revelation, an insider's look at a mercurial, unpredictable, and eccentric genius.

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