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The Remarkable Farkle McBride

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The Remarkable Farkle McBride

The Remarkable Farkle McBride

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Host Renee Montagne talks with actor and author John Lithgow about his new children's story, The Remarkable Farkle McBride. Lithgow intended to produce a musical program that would draw children to the symphony. Soon after he started, he realized he had the makings of a children's book as well. In the book, Farkle McBride is a musical prodigy that learns to play something from the 4 instrument groups that compose a symphony orchestra. Farkle eventually gives them all up in fits of frustration before he discovers his passion is for conducting. (7:00)

John Lithgow's The Remarkable Farkle McBride is published by Simon & Schuster, ISBN: 0689833407.