Kairoff at the Keyboard

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 each Kairoff at the Keyboard episode.

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. 

  • 12:05pm Nov 17, 2017
    Arts Arts Music & Culture

    Mozart And Sonatas

    The word 'sonata' simply means 'sounded', but when it comes to the classical period in music, there's a lot more to it than that.

  • 12:02pm Nov 17, 2017
    Arts Arts Music & Culture

    Robert Schumann's Scenes of Childhood

    In this episode, Peter explores Robert Schumann's nostalgic Scenes of Childhood. The set of thirteen pieces paints different pictures of the composer's idealized childhood.

  • 12:00pm Nov 17, 2017
    Arts Arts Music & Culture

    George Frideric Handel's Passacaglia

    George Frideric Handel's Passacaglia is a series of wonderfully distinctive variations showing that the composer was all about that bass.

  • 11:34am Nov 17, 2017
    Arts Arts Music & Culture

    Bach And The Fugue

    Time to whip up a nice fugue. First, mix yourself a short musical theme.

  • 11:08am Nov 17, 2017
    Arts Arts Music & Culture

    Franz Schubert's Musical Moments

    Viennese composer Franz Schubert's music formed a kind of bridge between the majestic compositions of Beethoven and the deeply expressive Romanticism of Johannes Brahms.

  • 10:56am Nov 17, 2017
    Arts Arts Music & Culture

    Bach's Goldberg Variations

    These days, if you have a tough time falling asleep, you might grab yourself a melatonin, turn in early and hope for the best.

  • 10:38am Nov 17, 2017
    Arts Arts Music & Culture

    A Baroque Dance Mix - The Suite

    When you think back on 17th century palace parties, you might picture a lot of stuffy aristocrats standing around in uncomfortable clothing with pointy shoes.

  • 10:26am Nov 17, 2017
    Arts Arts Music & Culture

    Breaking Down Brahms

    Brahms was composing in the late 19th century, but he worshipped music of the past. In this episode, Peter shows us how Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven all find their way into Brahms' music.