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Leon Fleisher plays Ravel: Concerto for Left Hand with LA Phil at Hollywood Bowl 8/18/10

August 18, 2010

I couldn’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear Fleisher, especially Ravel: Concerto for Left Hand! I went to a dress rehearsal at Hollywood Bowl last Tuesday. I did not know that anyone can listen the dress rehearsal of LA Phil on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hollywood Bowl. It is a fantastic opportunity to hear great music in a relaxed situation without any $. I strongly recommend it. Fleisher played with a beautiful  tone, expression, phrasing, and color. It was just beautiful and elegant. I think he is over 80 years old. He is still very passionate and excited. Once he sits down at the piano, he is ready. He is ready to make music. He seemed having difficulty walking around. He looked very fragile. He is inspirational.