Maurice Sendak on "Pincus and the Pig: A Klezmer Tale"

September 2, 2007

Maurice Sendak is the beloved author of the children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are." Now he's written and narrates a story called "Pincus and the Pig: A Klezmer Tale." It's based on Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and features Klezmer music by the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra. Sendak tells Steve Paulson that he grew up speaking Yiddish and loves its vituperative quality. And he says that he regards some great artists as close personal friends.

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