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

The Final Four At The SAIPC, And The Winner Is...


The four finalists are doing all they can to impress the judges and make their mark on this special occasion. There is the award-winning performance of the commissioned work "Upsparkles" by the Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec.

Russian mystic Alexander Scriabin breaks free from 'sonata-form' with his "Sonata Fantasy in g minor."

Claude Debussy cuts loose from the forms he used in his first set of preludes when one of the contestants plays four of the twelve works from his second set from 1913.

The music ends with a wild and dynamic performance of Rachmaninoff's original version of his "Piano Sonata No. 2" in one of the composer's favorite keys, B-flat minor.

The Piano wraps up our coverage of the 2012 San Antonio International Piano Competition this Sunday at 5 p.m. At the end of the program find out who won what at the 2012 SAIPC.

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.