The Baltimore Sun's music critic, Tim Smith, commented in his blog, Clef Notes, that "Leon Fleisher['s] every performance is treasurable for the wealth of musical depth it reveals." WETA's Nicole Lacroix visited Mr. Fleisher at his Peabody studio, and chatted with him about overseas travel, his new CD of Mozart Piano Concerti (his first 2-handed concerto recording in more than 40 years), the challenge and simplicty of Mozart, the Kennedy Center Honors and the role of the artist in society. Mr. Fleisher's new CD is just released on the Sony Classical Label, and contains three Mozart Piano Concerti: K.414 in A Major; K.242 in F Major for 3 pianos; and K. 488 in A Major.
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