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Matthew Lipman joins IdeaStation's Mike Goldberg for 'Breakfast Classics'

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Interview with WCVE's Mike Goldberg

The viola is not the most popular instrument, but Matthew Lipman is doing his part to bring it front and center. The young and emerging artist recently released his solo debut album "Ascent." The recording blends a variety of repertoire, all imaginative, improvisational works for viola and piano. Matthew collaborates on the album with pianist Henry Kramer, who just received a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant (Lipman received one in 2015). Of special note is the inclusion of a previously unknown impromptu by Dmitri Shostakovich. The other composers represented are York Bowen, Clarice Assad, Robert Schumann, Garth Knox and Franz Waxman.

Take a listen to 93.1 and 107.3 WCVE Classical Music Host Mike Goldberg's recent chat with Matthew