CBS's 60 Minutes II to Feature Pianist Leon Fleisher

Classic Arts News   CBS's 60 Minutes II to Feature Pianist Leon Fleisher
Pianist Leon Fleisher will be interviewed by Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes II tonight.

The program will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. on both the East Coast and West Coast. Check local listings in other time zones.

Fleisher is renowned for his mastery of piano works for one hand. In the 1960s, when a neurological ailment prevented him from using his right hand, he played solely with his left.

Periodic attempt to return to the standard, two-handed repertoire failed until recent treatments of Botox returned the use of the pianist's right hand. Fleisher's recent album Two Hands, which went as high as the number-two position on the Billboard classical-album chart, is his first album of two-handed repertoire in 40 years.

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