Kairoff at the Keyboard

  • 10:27am Dec 09, 2016
    Arts Arts

    Happy With Harpsichords

    What if you were to take a metal string, stretch it out taught, and then pluck it with a feather quill? Well, you'd probably hear a soft, twangy sound like a banjo.

  • 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.