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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).
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.