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THE BEST OF NPR: A LIFE IN THE ARTS

by | Read by Dame Margot Fonteyn, Don Walser, Lynn Redgrave, Don Feiler, Ry Cooder, Jeremy Brett, Ethel Merman, Dame Janet Baker, Leon Fleisher Fonteyn et al.

Contemporary Culture • 1.5 hrs. • Audio Program • ©

There’s so much to be thankful for in National Public Radio’s programming, so many far-reaching interviews and discussions. Several of such moments have been captured in this volume of The Best of NPR: A Life in the Arts asks nine artists to discuss what it means to be a creative person. For example, Dame Margot Fonteyn, the legendary ballerina, expresses with aristocratic grace the importance of retaining one’s sense of self during a life of fame. Don Walser, a retired government worker who found his true calling as a yodeler, instills in listeners the sense that all dreams are achievable. All the interviews reveal the secret to NPR’s exceptional quality: intelligent questions asked of real people. R.A.P. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 98]

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