Rejoicing in the Hands: Leon Fleisher

Audio for this story from Performance Today is not available.

  • Playlist
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Leon Fleisher.

Leon Fleisher. hide caption

toggle caption

Pianist Leon Fleisher has faced many obstacles over the years, due to a debilitating hand condition. He's regained the use of that hand now, and uses both hands to play the Bach chorale "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" at Shriver Hall on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Purchase Featured Music

Two Hands

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Two Hands
Leon Fleisher

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?




Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor