Label news: Leon Fleisher’s first in a decade

Label news: Leon Fleisher’s first in a decade


norman lebrecht

July 22, 2014

The one-armed pianist is back with a solo recital disc for his 86th birthday.

leon fleisher cd

The rep:


J.S. Bach: Chaconne (arranged for left hand by Johannes Brahms as Etude No. 5 for Piano) (1879)

Leon Kirchner: L.H. (1995) for Piano Left Hand

George Gershwin: The Man I Love (arranged for left hand by Earl Wild as Etude No. 3) (1954, rev. 1976)

George Perle: Musical Offerings (1997/98) (In Celebration of Leon Fleisher at 70)

Federico Mompou: Prelude No. 6 for Piano Left Hand

Dina Koston: Thoughts of Evelyn (2000) for Piano

Jerome Kern: All the Things You Are (arranged for Piano Left Hand by Stephen Prutsman)

BRIDGE 9429 | UPC: 090404942921


  • Petros Linardos says:

    First recording since 2009, when Sony released Mozart Concertos.

    So why call him “one armed”? Here is more evidence with two hands playing beautifully, in 2009 and 2010:

  • Ariel says:

    We celebrated his birthday yesterday at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, in Lübeck, Germany, where he is giving some of the most amazing masterclasses.