The Piano

July 10, 2005
(was 03.14.2004)

Piano lessons. For many of us those two words evoke only bad memories from our childhood. Piano lessons are shorthand for the oppression of children by mean and tyrannical adults. And no one captures this better than Dr. Seuss, the champion of all kids, underdogs and Whozits. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll celebrate the 100th birthday of Dr. Seuss with a look at his surreal film about piano lessons and children’s power. The film’s called the 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

  1. Marcia Ball on the Blues

    Singer and pianist Marcia Ball talks about the various kinds of Blues and how they differ from what she usually plays.

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  2. Philip Nel on "Dr. Seuss"

    Philip Nel talks about “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.” It was the first Dr. Seuss film, made in 1952.

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  3. Daniel Mason on "The Piano Tuner"

    Daniel Mason says he likes the idea of bringing a piano into tune because it’s like bringing order into chaos.

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  4. Christopher O'Riley on Radiohead

    Jim Fleming talks with Classical pianist Christopher O’Riley who’s just released “True Love Waits” - a CD of arrangements of songs by the alternative rock band Radiohead.

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