"Bach, Baroque -- and Bonsai," Michael Levin's long 1983 New York Times
article about Leipzig, was written following his initial 1982 trip there with Anna and Hirsch after the interviews below were conducted. It was a gateway to eventual creation of Papers, Please - A Twentieth Century Odyssey,
the web-based source book from which Two Pianos
is drawn. The first page of that article, plus its full text from the NY Times
archive, are here.
Chapters below from Papers, Please reflect the Levins' pertinent interviews with Anna and Hirsch Bieler, recorded on cassette tapes 1978-1981 in Elkins Park PA and Palm Beach FL. Interviews with Halina Neuman were recorded 1980 in her NYC apartment and Central Park. Interview tapes were transcribed, edited, and corrected or augmented by Anna and Hirsch through 1985. Decades later these transcriptions were re-edited and annotated after reviewing the original tapes.
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