Talk:Leon Fleisher

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Fleisher's ethnicity?[edit]

Is it really necessary to identify Fleisher right off the bat as Jewish? There are tons of Jewish musicians in the world, after all. It smacks a little of discrimination to me. Is Jimmy Carter labeled Southern Baptist as the very first thing about him? Sure, in each case it could or even should be mentioned, but I think it's really better to note the most important aspects of Fleisher: his gifts as a musician. How about "Leon Fleisher (born July 23, 1928) is an American-born pianist and conductor." Then sometime later maybe this side of him could be brought in. Thoughts? --Wspencer11 (talk to me...) 15:32, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Notable students?[edit]

I am beginning to wonder about all the names that are getting added to this list. I knew Fleisher slightly but I am not a pianist nor am I qualified to say who is or is not notable, but I recognize several of these names, and in my meory they were just students of his, with nothing else particularly notable about them. Ideas on what, if anything, to do? Wspencer11 (talk to me...) 14:13, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Seems like students should at least have their own Wiki page first before being added to this list. Otherwise it becomes kind of a self-indulgent laundry list... 98.219.224.17 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:45, 22 April 2010 (UTC).


Injury when? Recovery when?[edit]

The article does not tell us just when Fleisher lost the use of his right hand; no year is given, or even an approximate year. This information would be useful, especially in light of the fact that Fleisher did eventually regain use of that hand. And "quite recently regained the use of his right hand" is also very imprecise. "Recently" as of when? Toddcs (talk) 2010/09/05 —Preceding undated comment added 06:03, 5 September 2010 (UTC).


From a some quick searches, he didn't recover, only learned how to manage his condition:

So 1964, some relief that he attributes to Rolfing, and rather dramatic relief that he attributes to his experimental treatment with botox. --Ronz (talk) 21:33, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Time for a cleanup[edit]

The article has become rambling, lacking in clarity, a bit hyperbolic, and the pupils section has turned into a catch all. I will be doing a major cleanup in the next few days. A pianist of Fleisher's caliber merits a better article.THD3 (talk) 00:33, 6 May 2011 (UTC)