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Concerts

The elegant conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leading the San Francisco Symphony in a live performance from Carnegie Hall on November 13, 2013.

November 13, 2013 Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas mixes Mozart (with pianist Jeremy Denk) and bold American works.

Studio Sessions

"I've thought to myself often listening to some classical works: 'I think I want to make a couple million dollars and turn that into a pop song,'" Joshua Bell (right) says, laughing. "There's a lot of untapped potential there."

May 17, 2013 Connect the dots between classical music and standards with the dynamic violin-and-piano duo.

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Interviews & Profiles

Jeremy Denk played Mozart at Carnegie Hall Wednesday with the San Francisco Symphony.

November 17, 2013 The newly minted MacArthur fellow describes the 'naughty and bittersweet' sides of J.S. Bach.

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Jeremy Denk has recently written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review.

May 23, 2012 The pianist's new album features etudes written by the Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.

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Jeremy Denk performs in Studio 4A.

March 22, 2012 Pianist Jeremy Denk explains how Bach created infinite worlds out of eight simple notes.

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News

Vijay Iyer and Jeremy Denk are 2013 MacArthur fellows.

September 25, 2013 The two pianists exemplify creative thinking and wide-ranging intellectual and artistic pursuits.

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Jeremy Denk's new recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations comes out Sept. 30.

September 21, 2013 The pianist explores Bach's harnessing of "infinite possibility from a single piece of code."

Covers of albums on NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far) list.

June 25, 2012 Highlights from the first half of 2012 include albums from Jack White, Usher and Alabama Shakes.

Jeremy Denk plays a whirlwind etude by Ligeti.

June 25, 2012 Eavesdrop on the formidable pianist practicing an etude in his Manhattan apartment.

Jeremy Denk performs Ligeti's Etudes for an In Practice recording session.

June 20, 2012 The pianist has his own personal "piano boot camp." Actually, it's his cramped Manhattan apartment.

Jeremy Denk's new album, Ligeti/Beethoven, comes out May 15.

May 6, 2012 Hear a brilliant new solo recording from a singular pianist who reaches for infinity — and beyond.

Jeremy Denk reviews notes on The Goldberg Variations.

April 3, 2012 Denk muses about two opposing variations — the simplistic No. 18 and the brooding No. 25.

Jeremy Denk performs J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations - Variation No. 15.

April 3, 2012 Denk digs deeper to focus on one of the Goldberg's "dark jewels."

Jeremy Denk discusses the Aria from Bach's Goldberg Variations.

April 3, 2012 The pianist reveals how Bach's musical DNA is revealed in the beautiful melody fueling the Goldbergs

Jeremy Denk plays The Goldberg Variations at his NYC apartment.

April 3, 2012 Bach's Goldberg Variations invite a variety of unusual observations from pianist Jeremy Denk.

Composer Meredith Monk being interviewed during the 'American Mavericks' event at The Greene Space, New York City, on March 26, 2012.

March 23, 2012 An evening with Michael Tilson Thomas, John Adams, Meredith Monk and Jeremy Denk.

If Variations 1-5 are your brain, Variations 25-29 are your brain on drugs.

March 22, 2012 In Jeremy Denk's head, some weird muscle spasms from hearing Bach's mind-blowing chromatic ooze.

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In pianist Jeremy Denk's world, Silence of the Lambs serial killer Hannibal Lecter has a few Bachian traits.

March 20, 2012 Pianist Jeremy Denk gets inside the head of a fictional serial killer and finds principles of Bach.

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Jeremy Denk performs Bach's Goldberg Variations in his New York City apartment

March 19, 2012 For pianist Jeremy Denk, Bach's cheerfully organized music is the Martha Stewart of variations.

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Bach: Goldberg Variations [includes DVD]

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