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Early in March, almost three months after the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami, 40 renowned pianists converged in New York for a concert to benefit victims of the disaster. The Faust Harrison "Pianothon" lasted from noon until midnight, with performances from jazz and classical musicians, including Elena Besprovanik, Philip Glass, Steve Kuhn, Jenny Lin and Kenny Werner.

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NPR's Fred Child hosted the event, which collected donations for Save the Children's tsunami relief efforts.

Playlist:

Steve Kuhn

I Thought About You by Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Mercer

Ursula Oppens

Valses Nobles et Sentimentale by Maurice Ravel

Philip Glass

Mad Rush by Philip Glass

Mulgrew Miller

Monk's Dream by Thelonious Monk

Dang Thai Son

Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31 by Frederick Chopin

Eduardus Halim

Los Requibros from Goyescas by Enrique Granados