Serenade to Music
Sunday, 8 January 2012
Alexis Weissenberg: R.I.P.
sad news of the death of the great pianist, Alexis Weissenberg.
Weissenberg himself wrote
this fascinating account
of his early life, including the dramatic story of how he survived imprisonment in a concentration camp and fled to Turkey.
Please just take a listen to this unbeatable rendition of Stravinsky's
Three Movements from Petrushka
or this towering performance of the Rachmaninov
Second Piano Sonata
or this beautiful take on Debussy's
Clair de Lune
to get a flavour of the man's artistry.
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