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Leon Fleisher Interview – Playlist

Leon Fleisher was interviewed by Jim Svejda on KUSC in October 2008 in a two part broadcast. I was glued to the conversation. A profound examination of the art of music, playing, and above all listening. Fleisher lost the use of his right hand due to focal dystonia. In the interim he focused on teaching, conducting and continued performing the left-handed repertoire. Unfortunately these inteviews are not available for transcript due to copyright laws. Below is the playlist from program one, all performed by Leon Fleisher. All Impressive.  This track is from Fleisher's first recording in 40 years after regaining the use of his right hand, "Two Hands", released by Vanguard Classics in 2004. Please enjoy listening to "Sheep … [Read more...]