Sunday, 8 January 2012

Alexis Weissenberg: R.I.P.

Norman Lebrecht brings us 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 Petrushkaor 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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