Friday, February 27, 2009

Finding Your Voice

Artur Rubinstein was not only a great pianist but a composer as well. The only problem Rubinstein said "was after a while my music sounded like Chopin or turned into Debussy. Leonard Bernstein commented that he knew too much music and had to continually fight to keep his compositions from evolving into Mahler, Strauss or Tchaikovsky.

This is a problem that Judith Zaimont has successfully combated. She and her sister were concert pianists appearing together on radio and television in the 1960's and while her sister became a conductor, Judith turned to composition and has become one of America's most original and listenable musical voices.

Hear the Music and Words of Judith Zaimont on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on member supported KPAC and KTXI.

host Randy Anderson

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