with ARTUR PAPAZIAN himself

NEW YORK. September 1997 — On Sunday, October 5, 1997 the A&E Television Networks will rebroadcast highlights from pianist ARTUR PAPAZIAN’s history making performance of Chopin’s complete Preludes and Etudes, recorded live at Carnegie Hall in March 1995. The World Premier of this astonishing musical feat was first aired on A&E’s BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTS on February 23, 1997. The response was overwhelming. Especially touching was the response of a group of schoolchildren from Illinois whose teacher had taped the broadcast and shown it to them.

A&E’s BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTS, will present “PAPAZIAN LIVE: CHOPIN ETUDES”, followed by A LIVE INTERVIEW with ARTUR PAPAZIAN himself, on Sunday, October 5, 1997 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time, 8:00 AM Central Time and 6:00 AM Pacific Time. BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTS, the only regularly scheduled series devoted to the classical arts on television, is hosted by arts journalist Elliott Forrest.

Born in Armenia, Papazian was a child prodigy who trained at the prestigious Moscow Conservatory. Winner of several international competitions. Papazian made his American debut at Carnegie Hall in the Spring of 1985 with a recital that was described by the New York Times as “one of the season’s most exciting concerts”. In March 1995, Maestro Papazian became the first pianist in the history of Carnegie Hall to perform all of Frederic Chopin’s 24 Preludes (Opus 28) and 24 Etudes (Opus 10 and Opus 25) in a single recital. That music making event made its World Premier on A&E’s BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTS on February 23, 1997.