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The KPAC Blog features classical music news, reviews, and analysis from South Texas and around the world.

Leonard Nimoy and Frederic Chopin?


When I sit back and think upon my youth my thoughts often turn to television; I am an American after all. One program that gripped me in those days was "In Search of…" where Leonard Nimoy would explore various topics; everything from Bigfoot to the mysterious underwater monoliths thought to be the foundations of Atlantis.

Frederic Chopin would have been a great topic for "In Search of.."; he was one of the most fascinating pianists of the 19th century. Chopin didn't leave many good students and the rubato that defined his style of playing was certainly mysterious to those that heard it. However, Chopin died before the advent of recording technology... or did he?

"In Search of Chopin" this Sunday on The Piano; a look at Chopin's style of playing his own music. Hear it on KPAC and KTXI in the Hill Country.

Randy was Texas Public Radio's Classical Music Director until 2013 and the longest-serving employee in Texas Public Radio's history. He hosted the very first airshift on KPAC when the station went on the air at 90.9 FM in San Antonio back in November, 1982.