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Artur Schnabel's Legendary -- and Flawed -- Performance

A while back, classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviewed a live recording by the late pianist Artur Schnabel. Schnabel lost his place during the performance, but the error was edited out of the recording. Now Lloyd has a chance to play the original for us, which he actually finds more enjoyable.

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Other segments from the episode on February 20, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 20, 1991: Interview with Robert Fisk; Commentary on Artur Schnabel; Interview with Thomas Venclova; Review of the television miniseries "Darlings of the Gods."

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