Paavali Jumppanen, Pianist, Talks to Michael Miller before his Recital at the Frick Collection, Sunday, October 8, at 5 pm.

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Pavaali Jumppanen

Pavaali Jumppanen

I’m very pleased to present this interview with Paavali Jumppanen, who will be playing a recital at the Frick Collection this coming Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 5 pm. He will play works by three composers he has studied in particular depth over many years: Beethoven, Debussy, and the William Duckworth (1943-2012).

Debussy: Études
Duckworth: Selections from The Time Curve Preludes
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)

Mr. Jumppanen has accomplished a great deal in the United States as well as his native Finland, primarily in Boston, where he appeared regularly at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He has also received a fellowship at Harvard and been a resident at Bucknell.

As you will learn in the podcast, he is not only a pianist of exceptional virtuosity and perception, he is interested in many different aspects of the history and theory of music. He is currently director of two festivals in Finland, one devoted to the piano, Piano Espoo,

You will find more, including online recordings and links to available CDs and vinyl recordings on his artist site and blog, Paavali’s Studio.and another, far to the north in Lapland, Kiehu Music, which is rooted in the particular mixed culture of that remote borderland between Finland and Sweden.

About Michael Miller

Michael Miller, Editor and Publisher of New York Arts and The Berkshire Review, an International Journal for the Arts, was trained as a classicist and art historian at Harvard and Oxford, worked in the art world for many years as a curator and dealer, and contributed reviews and articles to Bostonia, Master Drawings, Drawing, Threshold, and North American Opera Journal, as well as numerous articles for scholarly and popular periodicals. He has taught courses in classics, the English language, and art history at Oberlin, Rutgers, New York University, the New School, and Williams. Currently, when he is not at work on The Berkshire Review and New York Arts, he writes fiction, pursues photography, and publishes scholarly work. In 2011 he contributed an introductory essay to Leonard Freed: The Italians / exh. cat. Io Amo L’Italia, exhibition at Le Stelline, Milan, and wrote the revised the section on American opera houses in The Grove Dictionary of American Music. He is currently at work on a libretto for a new opera by Lewis Spratlan, Midi, an adaptation of Euripides’ Medea set in the French West Indies, ca. 1930.