Why do so many powerful and successful people say music is the key to their professional achievements?
In this episode: For her recent piece in The New York Times, "Is Music The Key To Success?," journalist Joanne Lipman interviewed high achievers who credit music experience directly to their professional achievements in other fields. Lipman is also the co-author of the new book Strings Attached, about her own childhood music teacher.
Then, pianist Valentina Lisitsa -- one of the biggest names in classical music thanks, in part, to 62 million views on YouTube -- performs the music of Liszt in the Soundcheck studio.
Many of us have had the experience of a great teacher and the sadness of learning that they have passed on and remembering just how much that teacher meant. But imagine if this teacher was the toughest and most intimidating figure in your life, someone who made your fingers bleed from practicing and brought tears to your eyes. Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky tell the feared Mr. K's story.