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Classical pianist and conductor Murray Perahia

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Classical pianist and conductor Murray Perahia

Classical pianist and conductor Murray Perahia

Classical pianist and conductor Murray Perahia

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Classical pianist and conductor Murray Perahia has a new CD: Chopin Etudes: Opus 10, Opus 26. He also explored the music of J.S. Bach in recent recordings, including Bach's Keyboard Concertos vol. 1 which he recorded and conducted with the St. Martin in the Fields ensemble. And he recorded the Goldberg Variations and Bach's complete English Suites. In 1994 Perahia suffered a thumb injury that left him unable to play regularly for a year. He took up his first conducting post as principal guest conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. This interview first aired April 11, 2001.