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Fred Hersch

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Fred Hersch artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

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July 22, 2009 Despite a life-threatening illness, the pianist remains as prolific and ambitious as ever.

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June 28, 2005 Fred Hersch has composed a jazz-infused arrangement of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.

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Studio Sessions

Lara Downes plays contemporary takes on Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations in NPR's studio 4A.

March 21, 2012 The pianist performs contemporary takes on Bach's Goldberg Variations in the NPR studio

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Interviews & Profiles

Fred Hersch

August 4, 2010 Jazz pianist Fred Hersch explains how slipping into a two-month coma changed his life and his music.

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Fred Hersch

August 4, 2010 Jazz pianist Fred Hersch explains how slipping into a two-month coma changed his life and his music.

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July 25, 2009 Over the past year, the jazz pianist and composer almost died, but found his way back to the piano.

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June 2, 2005 With her newest CD, soprano Renée Fleming makes a leap from opera to jazz.

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March 9, 2005 Musician Fred Hersch's latest project is set to the words of Walt Whitman.

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Discover Songs

Vijay Iyer

December 6, 2009 In 2009, young talents such as Vijay Iyer were among many who transcended the standard.

Reviews

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July 10, 2009 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the new album by the pianist and composer.

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June 2, 2005 With her newest CD, soprano Renée Fleming makes a leap from opera to jazz.

More Stories

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January 19, 2011 Why not hover around your computer with these five wintry tunes and a cup of tea?

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Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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Haunted Heart

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  • Album: Haunted Heart
  • Artist: Renée Fleming
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2005
 

Live at Jazz Standard

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  • Album: Live at Jazz Standard
  • Artist: Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra
  • Label: Sunnyside
  • Released: 2009
 

Whirl

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  • Album: Whirl
  • Artist: Fred Hersch Trio
  • Label: Palmetto
  • Released: 2010
 

Live at Jazz Standard

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Leaves of Grass

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  • Album: Leaves of Grass
  • Artist: Fred Hersch
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