Thomas Quasthoff, Evgeny Kissin, Martha Argerich, Emanuel Ax, James Levine - Thomas Quasthoff in Verbier (Vol. II / Live) (2023
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Thomas Quasthoff was a thalidomide baby, growing to only about four feet tall and, in common with many of his fellow victims of the drug, has severely undeveloped arms. However, his voice and breathing apparatus are normal – if a bass-baritone voice that is uncommonly magnificent can be considered normal. When Quasthoff reached school age, he was assigned, according to government policy, to school programs designed for children with cerebral palsy. A lively, intelligent, and artistic child, Quasthoff clearly needed the stimulation of normal schooling, which a change in policy soon permitted.