Pianist Milton Kaye Remembered

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Milton Kaye sits at the piano with violinist Jascha Heifetz during a USO tour.

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Performance Today commemorates the life of pianist Milton Kaye, who famously accompanied violinist Jascha Heifetz. Kaye's musical tastes were eclectic, and he was also a sought-after arranger and ensemble musician. We hear Kaye in an NPR interview from earlier this year. And from that same session in his New York apartment, he also plays a bit of Chopin. Kaye died in New York on Aug. 14, at the age of 97.

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