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Gabriela Montero

Gabriela Montero
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Gabriela Montero.

Gabriela Montero artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

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January 18, 2008 The adventurous pianist improvises on a Melissa Etheridge song.

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November 19, 2007 The pianist's improvisational adventures find her at the foothills of the Balkans.

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August 28, 2007 Montero weaves an improvisation around the pop song from the late '60s, "The Weight," by The Band.

December 28, 2006 A listener calls in with a song to sing, and pianist Gabriela Montero improvises a piece around it.

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December 8, 2006 Montero's improvisational flights of fancy land in the central plains of Venezuela.

October 27, 2006 Gabriela Montero performs an improvisation around "You Are My Sunshine."

October 20, 2006 Gabriela Montero and a Performance Today listener give John Denver a new twist.

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September 1, 2006 Pianist Gabriela Montero joins Performance Today for an ingenious Classical Detour.

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July 5, 2006 Gabriela Montero visits NPR's studios, where she combines classical piano with improvisation.

Discover Songs

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December 20, 2006 Tom Moon looks at this year's under-appreciated gems: the Shadow Classics of the future.

News

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January 23, 2009 The musical preface to the president's swearing in was a fake: classical-music lip-syncing.

Reviews

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili

February 27, 2011 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic assortment of new releases.

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More Stories

Gabriela Montero takes ideas from audience members to create on the spot improvisations.

November 5, 2012 In concert, hear the pianist make up a tune on the spot featuring the two presidential candidates.

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  • Artist: Gabriela Montero
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Gabriela Montero: Recital

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