Classical pianist and conductor Murray Perahia on this edition of Fresh Air
. He's been exploring the music of J.S. Bach in his recordings. His latest is Bach's Keyboard Concertos Vol. 1
which he recorded and conducted with the St. Martin in the Fields ensemble. He also recorded the Goldberg Variations
and Bach's complete English Suites
. In 1994, Perahia suffered a thumb injury that left him unable to play regularly for a year. He took up his first conducting post as principal guest conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. They just completed a 10-city tour. (Broadcast Date: April 11, 2001)
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