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Leah Fleisher

Leon Fleisher artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

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September 12, 2007 The legendary pianist is back with both hands, reviving a career once compromised by injury.

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August 7, 2006 Pianist Leon Fleisher, who overcame a debilitating hand condition, performs Bach with both hands.

Interviews & Profiles

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April 5, 2008 Leah Fleisher hopes to prevent musicians from being sidelined by debilitating injuries.

ListenPlaylist

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January 5, 2007 This 20th-anniversary program highlights great performances and moments of poignancy and levity.

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Discover Songs

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July 23, 2008 On his birthday, hear Fleisher's best recordings, chosen by Pulitzer-winning critic Tim Page.

News

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a dedicated advocate of classical music.

May 16, 2012 Piano legend Leon Fleisher plays for the Supreme Court today.

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February 25, 2007 A short film about a pianist's 30-year struggle to return to the stage earns an Oscar nod.

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More Stories

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November 4, 2007 What if Yo-Yo Ma could only have five recordings on his iPod? Hear the celebrated cellist's choices.

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Two Hands

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  • Album: Two Hands
  • Artist: Leon Fleisher
 

Leon Fleisher Plays Brahms

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  • Album: Leon Fleisher Plays Brahms
  • Artist: Leon Fleisher
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 1997
 

Leonard Rose Plays Schubert, Boccherini & Sammartini Sonatas

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  • Album: Leonard Rose Plays Schubert, Boccherini & Sammartini Sonatas
  • Artist: Leonard Rose
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A Life In Music: Isaac Stern, Volume 8

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  • Album: A Life In Music: Isaac Stern, Volume 8
  • Artist: Isaac Stern
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 1995
 

Why Should the Fire Die?

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  • Artist: Nickel Creek
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A Brazilian Songbook

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  • Album: A Brazilian Songbook
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: GHA
 

New Impossibilities

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  • Album: New Impossibilities
  • Artist: Yo-Yo Ma
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • Released: 2007
 

The Journey

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  • Album: The Journey
  • Artist: Leon Fleisher
 

Piano Concertos for the Left Hand

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  • Album: Piano Concertos for the Left Hand
  • Artist: Leon Fleisher
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • Released: 1993
 

Brahms: Piano Concertos

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  • Album: Brahms: Piano Concertos
  • Artist: Leon Fleisher
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 1997