May 7, 2014•7 min
Some very small things, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, warrant a longer look. In this edition of Fishko Files, an extreme close-up of a piece of music that everyone seems to know…
For more on "Flight of the Bumblebee"
"Speak the Music" is a documentary film that tells the story of noted chamber musician Robert Mann. "Flight of the Bumblebee" saved Mann from a risky assignment in World War II. The movie is currently playing in some theaters. For more information about the film, visit this website.
Stuart Isacoff is a writer, pianist, composer and lecturer. Check out his books, including "A Natural History of the Piano," here.
Evgeny Kissin's famous performance of "Flight of the Bumblebee"
Liberace performing what he called "The Bumble Boogie," otherwise known as "Flight of the Bumblebee," on his 1950s television series.
WNYC Production Credits
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