The Music Plays On — Leon Fleisher Plays Leon Kirchner

Image for post
Image for post
Leon Kirschner

Leon Kirchner, described as, “sometimes grumpy, permanently inspired,” passed away in 2009 at the age of 90. wrote piano music for Fleisher while at the same time being incredibly critical of Fleisher’s playing. It is a testament to both that the cult of personality never mattered much to either, even if it sometimes turned its narcissistic gaze upon them.

Image for post
Image for post
Leon Fleisher

This recording is essential to understanding both artists.

Written by

Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store