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Friday 17th July 2009
Krystian Zimerman: the BBC Radio 3 Interview

In spring 2008 BBC Radio 3 devoted an entire programe in 'Music Matters' to a mega-interview with JDCMB all-time hero Krystian Zimerman. I've just found the whole thing on YouTube. I can't urge you strongly enough to listen to it, even if you've heard it before. Every sentence is like a laser-beam that cuts to the quick regarding the nature of music and our attitudes towards it.

Tom Service asks the sterling questions and deals magnificently with the often startling and revelatory responses.

It's in five parts. I'll 'embed' part one, then give the YouTube links to the rest.


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Part 5:
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August 5th, 2009
9:08 PM
Wonderful! thank you for sharing

July 23rd, 2009
6:07 PM
Dear Jessica, Thanks for reminding me! Actually, I listened to it on BBC radio 3 but I couldn’t download it in Japan, so I had no choice but to tape it on a cassette! I always love hearing what our HERO has to say. KZ is a keyboard phenomenon who, in a good way, never stops pushing the envelope of music…

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About Jessica Duchen

Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.

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