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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Improvisation or composition?

Pianist Orion Weiss Hanry Fair

What is a composition? Recently, pianist Orion Weiss listened very carefully to a recording of a piano improvisation that Keith Jarrett performed in 1984. He then wrote it down note for note, with the intent of performing it himself. On Wednesday's Performance Today we'll hear Weiss playing Keith Jarrett's improvisation/composition in concert in Seattle.