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Lara Downes interviews with classical radio, once again, for lenny

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Lara Downes' new album For Lenny celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein with a special friends-and-family tribute to the man behind the music. The recording features Bernstein's aptly-named Anniversaries for Piano, new arrangements of his songs, and world premieres of works dedicated to Bernstein by leading American composers including Stephen Sondheim, John Corigliano, and Stephen Schwartz. The album is introduced by an essay from acclaimed New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik.

In conjunction with the release, LD has agreed to conduct 2 interview days with radio stations around the US. She completed the first half on Tuesday with stations that included; Nationally Syndicated - Classical 24, Minnesota Public Radio, All Classical Portland, 89.5 KMFA: Classically Austin, Classical KING-FM, Seattle, WRCJ: Detroit and others. Today, LD will be speaking with KDFC: San Francisco, WCLV: Cleveland, RAF: St. Louis, Capital Public Radio: Sacramento, WUOL: Louisville, Interlochen PR, Radio Purdue, WCPE: Wake Forest NC, and WCVE: Richmond VA.  Watch for our tweets.