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Lara Downes interviews with 88.9 Richmond IdeaStation, WCVE

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Pianist Lara Downes has released a new album "For Lenny," honoring Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday celebration. The recording features Bernstein's Anniversaries for Piano, new arrangements of his songs, and world premeires of works dedicated to him 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.

88.9 WCVE: Richmond, Classical Music Host, Mike Goldberg sat down with Lara to discuss this new release and the man behind the music, Leonard Bernstein! Enjoy our chat.