February 25, 2019


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This morning at 7:30, Carl Grapentine devoted his Almanac to a celebration of the birthday of a British pianist who organized some 1,700 free lunchtime concerts for Londoners during World War II, in the years of nightly air raids. We heard her playing Brahms with violinist Isaac Stern and cellist Pablo Casals. Who is this pianist for whom a weekly concert series, broadcast live on WFMT, is named?