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Article about Leon Fleisher a pianist who lost the use of one hand and regained it 35 years later.


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thanks for sharing!


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Thanks for the link to the article -- always wonderful to read about Fleisher. I remember reading once how when he first regained the use of his right hand, he spent the day playing the Brahms First Piano Concerto (his recording with Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra is simply the greatest) for the first time again after all those decades....

If I may quote Richard Nixon, who said (during a farewell speech to his White House staff on the day he resigned from office),"Only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know just how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."


She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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