Leigh Howard Steven's five-decade-long career has been spent revolutionizing the art of playing marimba, from performing hundreds of recitals internationally, to codifying marimba technique in his Method of Movement, to designing mallets and instruments. He is a Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame member and has been featured in several mainstream publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine, which described him as "the world's greatest marimbist." He has commissioned and premiered works from Joseph Schwantner, John Serry, and David Maslanka, among others.
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0:00 The almost John Corigliano commission?
4:11 Clair Omar Musser?
11:15 Career or life advice for young listeners?
14:50 How things have changed?
26:30 Your legacy?