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Fred Hersch

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Fred Hersch appears in the following:

Telling a Medical Story Through Music -- And Words

Friday, March 01, 2013

In the summer of 2008, Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Fred Hersch spent two months in a medically-induced coma. Not only did he survive, but when he awoke, he remembered having a series of dreams and nightmares. Working with the Grammy-winning director Herschel Garfein, he shaped those memories into a music theater piece called "My Coma Dreams."  It's about one man’s time in a place where the line between life and death is somewhat blurry.

Now, we’re used to the arts having a narrative storyline, but you might be surprised to learn that medicine can be a narrative practice too. Fred Hersch’s piece is being presented in conjunction with Columbia University’s Program in Narrative Medicine. Dr. Rita Charon, executive director of the program, and composer Fred Hersch join us to explain. 

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Fred Hersch at the Vanguard

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fred Hersch talks about his career and his new CD, “Alive at the Vanguard.” He’ll be performing at the Village Vanguard through September 16.

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Fred Hersch: In Studio

Friday, June 11, 2010

Jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch has earned three Grammy nominations and has released more than 30 albums, but in a way he feels he is just starting out.

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Interiors, Color, Harmony

Saturday, May 17, 2003

Kurt Andersen and the jazz pianist Fred Hersch explore the rules of harmony in music — and color, and shape. Sara Fishko explains how Arnold Schoenberg blew open the sonic palette of classical music. And an interior designer achieves balance with a zillion competing patterns.

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Special Guest: Fred Hersch

Saturday, May 17, 2003

Kurt Andersen and Fred Hersch talk about harmony in music, color, and design.

Fred Hersch has been a jazz pianist and composer for over twenty years. He has been widely recognized in recent years for his ability to reinvent the standard jazz repertoire with extraordinary technique. Two of ...

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Pianist Fred Hersch on Harmony

Saturday, December 21, 2002

Kurt Andersen and jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch talk about harmony in music, color, and design. 

Hersch has been a jazz pianist and composer for over twenty years, and has been widely recognized in recent years for his ability to reinvent the standard jazz repertoire with extraordinary technique. Two ...

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