"Beethoven's Place in The History of Humanity"
David Dubal is internationally known as a pianist, teacher, writer, artist, and broadcaster. An acknowledged authority on the piano literature, Mr. Dubalʼs highly acclaimed books include The Art of the Piano, The Essential Canon of Classical Music, Evenings with Horowitz, Reflections from the Keyboard, and Conversations with Menuhin. Recipient of the First ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for broadcast journalism, Mr. Dubal has won numerous other honors, including the coveted George Foster Peabody Award for innovative broadcasting. His 1993 film, "The Golden Age of the Piano", has been seen worldwide in four languages, and won him an Emmy award.
As music director of storied New York City classical music station WNCN in New York City from 1971 to 1994, Mr. Dubal served as a producer and commentator for innumerable programs and special broadcasts. His guest interviews include a veritable who's who of the luminary pianists and musicians of the 20th century, including Vladimir Horowitz, Claudio Arrau, Rosalyn Tureck, George Bolet, Yehudi Menuhin, Byron Janis, Charles Rosen, Alexis Weissenberg, Murray Perahia, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Alfred Brendel, and many more. Since 2000, Mr. Dubal's programs "Reflections from the Keyboard" (WQXR.org, 105.9 New York) and "The Piano Matters" (WWFM.org) have attracted online listeners worldwide.
Mr. Dubal served on the faculties of both the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music in New York City for several decades, reaching thousands of students of all ages. He has performed in recitals and lecture-recitals in forty states, conducted master classes and lectured across the globe, and served on the jury of dozens of international competitions. In 2006, Mr. Dubal received an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York (SUNY).