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Pianist Menahem Pressler

<br />In this special 90 minute interview, Menahem Pressler discusses his career as piano soloist and teacher before he co-founded the Beaux Arts Trio. He touches on many other aspects of his life, including his early days in Germany, his method of teaching students, and how he began teaching at IU. He spoke with long-time friend Peter Jacobi.

Pressler also discusses his experiences as a founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, beginning with its debut in 1955 and talks about playing with previous members of the trio, maintaining the trio’s individuality over time, the recording process; and he explains what he did the time he showed up for a concert and there was no piano.

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