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Soundboard features conversations on artistry and craftsmanship between Ben Finane, Editor in Chief at Steinway & Sons, and distinguished pianists, musicians, artists, and creatives. Soundboard seeks out inspiration, hones in on the creative process, parses influences, and attempts to diagnose artistic greatness.

Soundboard features conversations on artistry and craftsmanship between Ben Finane, Editor in Chief at Steinway & Sons, and distinguished pianists, musicians, artists, and creatives. Soundboard seeks out inspiration, hones in on the creative process, parses influences, and attempts to diagnose artistic greatness.
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Soundboard features conversations on artistry and craftsmanship between Ben Finane, Editor in Chief at Steinway & Sons, and distinguished pianists, musicians, artists, and creatives. Soundboard seeks out inspiration, hones in on the creative process, parses influences, and attempts to diagnose artistic greatness.

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English

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Episodes

Soundboard: Regina Spektor

6/6/2019
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Steinway Artist Regina Spektor talks about her creative process in advance of her five-concert retrospective on Broadway. The Soviet–born American singer–songwriter spoke to Soundboard producer/host Ben Finane at New York City's Steinway Hall.

Duration:00:27:47

Soundboard: Olga Kern

5/23/2019
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Steinway Artist Olga Kern, who won the eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001, speaks to Soundboard producer/host Ben Finane at New York City's Steinway Hall about her love for the music of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff.

Duration:00:31:38

Soundboard: Scott Price

5/10/2019
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Steinway Artist Scott Price is the musical director for Céline Dion, one of the best-selling artists of all time. Price takes us behind-the-scenes of working with the diva superstar.

Duration:00:23:20

Soundboard: Michael Idov

4/25/2019
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Michael Idov's fortunes as a writer dramatically changed for the better following the publication in 2005 of “Bitter Brew”, an article he penned for Slate.com about his failed business venture to launch a café in New York City.

Duration:00:34:52

Soundboard: Sean Jones

4/12/2019
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Sean Jones, trumpeter and bandleader for NYO Jazz (Carnegie Hall’s Jazz National Youth Orchestra), talks jazz, race, and music education.

Duration:00:28:48

Soundboard: Simon Mulligan

3/29/2019
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Steinway Artist Simon Mulligan is the most recorded pianist for the Steinway & Sons Spirio, the world’s finest high resolution player piano. Mulligan discusses his arrangements for the instrument, including songs by Queen, with Soundboard producer and host Ben Finane.

Duration:00:35:22

Soundboard: Moira Lo Bianco

3/7/2019
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Pianist/composer and Steinway Artist Moira Lo Bianco explores the imaginative possibilities of improvisation across musical genres and styles.

Duration:00:37:06

Soundboard: Tim Berne

2/22/2019
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Jazz alto saxophonist Tim Berne's latest release — along with guitarist David Torn and percussionist Ches Smith — is SUN OF GOLDFINGER on ECM records. Berne is also the frontman for the jazz quintet Tim Berne’s Snakeoil. He speaks with Soundboard producer and host Ben Finane on finding your groove in improvisation.

Duration:00:32:17

Soundboard: Reid & Sara Farrington

2/7/2019
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Reid and Sara Farrington are a husband-and-wife, director-and-playwright New York City theater team. Their current work in progress is BrandoCapote, based on Truman Capote’s 1957 New Yorker Magazine profile of Marlon Brando, “The Duke in His Domain.” The play is the Farringtons’ follow-up to the 2017 Drama Desk–nominated “CasablancaBox.” With host Ben Finane, the Farringtons discuss Marlon Brando, Truman Capote, and creating theater from unlikely sources.

Duration:00:37:47

Soundboard: Natasha Paremski

1/24/2019
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Natasha Paremski discusses tackling Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and premiering Fred Hersch's Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky — and speaks to the greatness of Sviatoslav Richter.

Duration:00:34:14

Soundboard: Marc-André Hamelin

1/13/2019
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Marc-André Hamelin discusses the music of Debussy, Feinberg, Haydn, Liszt, Ives and more.

Duration:00:23:10

Soundboard: Davell Crawford

12/27/2018
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Davell Crawford discusses the rich jazz tradition of New Orleans, the fall of New York, moving forward, and employing the multiple personalities that live within you.

Duration:00:34:07

Soundboard: Bill Murray

12/13/2018
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Bill Murray discusses American letters, Mark Twain, James Thurber, absurdity vs. ridiculousness, failure, getting to work, writing vs. acting, rhythm and flow, and improvisation.

Duration:00:16:36

Soundboard: Billy Joel

11/29/2018
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Steinway Artist Billy Joel talks about the staying power of his music, the alchemy and process of songwriting, the origins of his aesthetic, Beethoven and The Beatles, and what he's trying to learn now.

Duration:00:20:01

Soundboard: Paul Lewis

5/2/2016
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On this episode of Soundboard, Ben Finane speaks with English pianist and Steinway Artist Paul Lewis on Beethoven, Schubert, their musical personalities, taking a deep dive, the trials of chamber music and the magic of Mussorgsky.

Duration:00:22:54

Soundboard: Robert Glasper

5/2/2016
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On this episode of Soundboard, Ben Finane speaks with jazzman and Steinway Artist Robert Glasper on crossing over, showing all your sides, Radiohead, jazz reference points, hip-hop and the ancient art of the loop, and Thelonious Monk.

Duration:00:27:17