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This year’s documentary series chronicles the passion, pressure, and potential surrounding some of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions, including The Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Tuesday, April 8: The Legacy of Rosina Lhevine (2011)
This film examines the life and career of Rosina Lhevine whose career blossomed after age 65. She taught world-famous pupils such as John Browning, Van Cliburn, Misha Dichter, James Levine, Hiroko Nakamura, Kun Woo Paik, Daniel Pollack, Jeffrey Siegel, and John Williams. They recount how Lhevinne profoundly influenced them with her 19th century pianistic tradition, inspired them with her humanity, and encouraged them to develop their individuality.
Rosina Lhevinne's remarkable solo performing career began at age 75 and climaxed at age 82 when she made her spectacular debut with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, playing Chopin's Piano Concerto in E minor.
This extraordinarily beautiful performance, as well as her previously unreleased chamber music recordings, are heard throughout the film.