Wednesday on the NewsHour: Pianist Richard Glazier Is ‘Crazy for’ Gershwin

BY Arts Desk  December 9, 2009 at 3:46 PM EST

“I saw ‘Girl Crazy’ when I was 9 years old and I just fell in love with the voice of Judy Garland and the music of George and Ira Gershwin,” says pianist Richard Glazier.

Movie musicals led the young Glazier to the piano, first for classical training and then to develop a devotion to the music of a golden period of American songs, particularly the George and Ira Gershwin.

Here’s the piece that aired on Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour:

 

You can watch our full conversation and Glazier performing “Embraceable You” below: