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A Lapse in Memory Can't Spoil a Great Performance

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a release of Artur Schnabel performing Mozart's piano concertos during a live concert. Schnabel had to stop the performance to consult the conductor's score. This was pause was edited out, but Schwartz wishes he could hear this moment of error and humanity, even just once.


Other segments from the episode on November 20, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 20, 1990: Interview with Edmund White; Review of a CD of Artur Schnabel performing Mozart's piano concertos; Interview with Pierre Sauvage; Review of Raymonde…


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