Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Leon Fleisher is 80 Today

Fondest birthday wishes to legendary pianist, teacher, and RCM faculty member Leon Fleisher, who turned 80 today.

NPR Music article, with a list of his finest recordings
Baltimore Sun article
Wikipedia article
Sony BMG's 4-part podcast series on Fleisher
Bio from the Kennedy Center

Here he is playing the first 9 1/2 minutes of the Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Chris. A fascinating glimpse of a miraculous piece and a courageous pianist. Inspiring. I do love my Zimerman recording too though...