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Multiple Grammy Award-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta talks with Haley Taylor about the remarkable pianist Claudette Sorel. A child prodigy (and eventual "poet of the keyboard" according to Falletta), Sorel was also a champion of modern music as well as female musicians. In this commemorative 2-CD set, we hear a selection of lesser-known works as well as a collection of American piano concertos.
Claudette Sorel founded the Elizabeth and Michel Sorel Charitable Organization in 1996, named for her parents, to help expand opportunities and stretch the boundaries for women in music. JoAnn Falletta was a founding member of the Sorel Organization’s Advisory Board in the 1990s and she is a current Trustee. You can learn more about Claudette Sorel at the organization's website: http://www.sorelmusic.org.