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Person of The Week (Vladimir Feltsman) #106419

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 13, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Vladimir FELTSMAN - says he wants to play piano for all the people who want to listen.] Feltsman shown playing in first public recital as free man at Carnegie Hall in NYC. [Voice of FELTSMAN - says he knew he had to play well.] Chronology of Feltsman's attempt to emigrate from USSR detailed. [Voice of FELTSMAN - says government would not let him perform in public after he applied to emigrate.] ["Washington Post" music critic Joseph McLELLAN - describes impact on a musician of not being able to play.] [FELTSMAN - says he now understand himself and music better.] Sabotaging of Feltsman's piano prior to his concert at United States embassy in Moscow last year recalled.; details given, scenes shown. [President REAGAN - welcomes Feltsman and family to US.] Wining and dining of Feltsman and wife in New York City for months prior to Carnegie Hall recital noted. Performance shown. [FELTSMAN - says he hopes someday people like him won't have to leave homeland.] Feltsman's love of USSR stated.

Jennings, Peter

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