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Pianist and Composer Harold Zabrack Interview (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-02-18

Duration: 00:05:50

Subjects: Zabrack, Harold | Music | Classical Music | Pianists | Composers | Carpal tunnel syndrome | Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Zabrack, Harold Interviewee


This segment from the February 18, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with pianist and composer Harold Zabrack, who suffers from career-threatening carpal tunnel syndrome. He discusses how carpal tunnel syndrome affects his hand, his new piano concerto, and the possibility that he will no longer be able to play music. This story includes highlights from Zabrack’s recent performance of his new concerto with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Host: Beth George