Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
Eleanor Wachtel speaks with Edmund de Waal, an English ceramicist whose ancestors were incredibly wealthy. By the end of WWII, pretty much all that was left of the family fortune was a collection of Japanese carvings, called netsuke, and it is from these that de Waal created his popular memoir, The Hare With Amber Eyes.
Music to close the show:
CD: STEPHEN HOUGH'S NEW PIANO ALBUM
Cut 4: "Alt Wien"
Performer: Stephen Hough
Composer: Leopold Godowsky
Label: Hyperion CDA 67043