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with host Fred Child

Inon Barnatan at Steinway Hall

Pianist Inon Barnatan
Pianist Inon Barnatan Marco Borggreve
30min 43sec : Inon Barnatan Perfchat, Part 1
18min 35sec : Inon Barnatan Perfchat, Part 2

Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan says studying with legendary pianist Leon Fleisher was a transformative moment in his life. For six weeks, they worked on just four pieces: sonatas by Franz Schubert.

It took an incredible amount of focus and concentration to plumb to the depths of the complex music, and Barnatan says the experience changed how he approaches music. Not just Schubert, but Mendelssohn, Debussy and Ravel as well.

Performance Today host Fred Child sat down with Barnatan for a two-part conversation in the famed Steinway Hall, home to the world's most famous pianos in New York. Click to listen to Barnatan's insights on music and his exclusive performances of music recorded at Steinway Hall.

Find out more about Inon Barnatan's new recording Schubert Late Sonatas.

Inon Barnatan and Fred Child have a chat about Franz Schubert's sonatas.
Inon Barnatan and Fred Child have a chat about Franz Schubert's sonatas. MPR