Kairoff at the Keyboard

Friday afternoons at 1 during Triad Arts Weekend
Hosted by David Ford

Steinway recording artist and Wake Forest University Professor of Music Peter Kairoff has performed as piano and harpsichord soloist all over the world, and he brings his talent, knowledge, and accessible style to 88.5 WFDD during the monthly segment Understanding Classical Music with Kairoff at the Keyboard.

Peter makes classical music engaging, easy to understand, and his passion for the music is infectious. What makes Romantic music romantic? Who was Bach, and what made him so great? What exactly is musical form? Find out the answer to these questions and everything else you ever wanted to know about Classical music but were afraid to ask with Kairoff at the Keyboard, weeknights during Performance Today on 88.5 WFDD.

  • 3:13pm Jul 31, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Erik Satie

    Pianist and WFU professor, Peter Kairoff, guides us through Gymnopédie No. 3 by French composer Erik Satie.

  • 2:27pm Jul 31, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Edward MacDowell

    Steinway performer and WFU professor, Peter Kairoff, sheds light on the American composer Edward MacDowell.

  • 2:18pm Jul 31, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Franz Schubert

    Peter Kairoff discusses the many genres for which pianist and composer Franz Schubert wrote during his brief life. 

  • 11:38am Jul 31, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Domenico Scarlatti

    Pianist and WFU professor, Peter Kairoff, explores the life and music of Domenico Scarlatti. 

  • David Ford
    10:30am May 17, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Frederick Chopin

    This week Peter Kairoff explores the powerful simplicity of Frederick Chopin's Prelude in E minor, one of the twenty-four preludes he wrote in homage to J.S. Bach.

  • 3:08pm Mar 06, 2013
    Arts Arts

    The Baroque Era

    In this episode of Understanding Classical Music, Steinway Artist Peter Kairoff reveals the best of the Baroque: ornamentation, polyphony, and the father of the mighty piano: the harpsichord.  

  • 12:00am Mar 05, 2013
    Arts Arts


    June 22, 2012

    In this week’s Kairoff at the Keyboard, Wake Forest University Professor Peter Kairoff demonstrates why Beethoven is such a giant in the world of classical music.