Ignat Solzhenitsyn is a pianist and conductor. He is also a son of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the great writer (and man). Ignat is an expert on his father’s work, and on the Soviet Union that produced the work (in a sense). For The Human Parade, Jay Nordlinger interviewed him in June 2011. They split their hour in two: For the first half-hour, they talked about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the Soviet Union. For the second half-hour, they talked about music.
We have posted four previous episodes of The Human Parade — episodes with Ed Koch, the late New York mayor; Jeb Bush, the ex-governor of Florida; Bernard Lewis, the Middle East scholar; and Mark Helprin, the novelist, policy analyst, and political writer. For a brief “highlights reel” of the series at large, go here.