Leon Fleisher: Four Hands
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Cat No: 88875064162
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 14th August 2015
Liebeslieder-Walzer (18), op.52a (piano 4 hands)
La Valse (two pianos)
Fantasia in F minor for piano duet, op.103 D940
ArtistsLeon Fleisher (piano)
Katherine Jacobson (piano)
Leon Fleisher is considered a living legend among the group of distinguished American pianists who emerged in the late forties and early fifties, and is linked via Schnabel to a tradition that descended directly from Beethoven himself, handed down through Carl Czerny and Theodor Leschetizky.
In the mid-sixties, the onset of what was later diagnosed as focal dystonia in the right hand forced Fleisher to curtail his playing. As Fleisher sought a variety of remedies, he resumed performing with repertoire for left hand. In the early 21st century, Fleisher was able to ameliorate his focal dystonia symptoms after experimental botox injections to the point where he could play with both hands again.
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