The neighborhood post reads like the opening lines of a short story. “Although I love music, I don’t play, and my Steinway is silent. If by chance anyone knows of a good pianist who would like to come over to practice or play, or even do a nice soiree with guests, please let me know. I am only interested in classical music. No jazz, no pop, no ragtime, God forbid.”
Dr. Robert Fiscella owns an antique Steinway that belonged to a renowned European pianist, his late friend, Agi Jambor. This episode, we find an answer to Dr. Fiscella’s question, and we learn the story of Agi Jambor, with the help of Baltimore Banner reporter Tim Prudente.
In this episode we hear from:
- Dr. Robert Fiscella
- Baltimore Banner reporter Tim Prudente
- Agi Jambor’s nephew in Budapest, Robert Schiller
- Agi Jambor’s great niece in London, Frances Pinter, who published Jambor’s memoir, Escaping Extermination
- Concert pianist Sarah Cahill
- Concert pianist and composer Wendel Patrick
The Baltimore Banner and WYPR have a joint operating agreement that allows the nonprofit organizations to work collaboratively to deliver quality journalism across the region. To learn more about the partnership, click here. This season of Maryland Curiosity Bureau features episodes with Banner reporters like Hallie Miller and Julie Scharper.