On this week’s World Music Show (10/1), we’ll create a travelogue of musical souvenirs, with highlights in alternative Portuguese tunes, as well as some Rock-n-Roll tracks out of Russia. Plus, we’ll hear a melding of African & Brazilian music, as well as some groovy Gypsy songs.
I know that’s the quite the bold headline. I mean, just who am I to make such a declarative statement, right? But, if you tune into this week’s World Music Show (3/25), then you’ll forgive my platitudes, hopefully. Plus, that header is a reference for sounds to come.
Pianist Jan Lisiecki’s new release “Chopin: Works for Piano and Orchestra” features pieces in the so-called “brilliant style,” a form of virtuosic pianism cultivated in the early 1800s by some of the leading performer-composers of the day. During his formative years in Warsaw, Chopin applied the style to such works for piano and orchestra as the Grande Polonaise Brillante (Op.22) and Rondo à la Krakowiak in F major (Op.14).