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Alfred Cortot

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Alfred Cortot's Biography

Alfred Denis Cortot (26 September 1877 – 15 June 1962) was a Franco-Swiss pianist and conductor. He is one of the most renowned 20th-century classical musicians, especially valued for his poetic insight in Romantic period piano works, particularly those of Chopin and Schumann.

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Chopin - Piano Sonata No.2 op.35, 3 Nouvelles Etudes op.posth.'Methode des Methodes', Nocturne No.2 op.9 No.2, Nocturne No.4 op.15 No.1, Nocturne No.5 op.15 No.2, Nocturne No.7 op.27 No.1, Barcarolle op.60, Tarantella op.43 - Alfred Cortot Piano 5C 047-01
Chopin - Piano Sonata No.2 op.35, 3 Nouvelles Etudes op.posth.'Methode des Methodes', Nocturne No.2 op.9 No.2, Nocturne No.4 op.15 No.1, Nocturne No.5 op.15 No.2, Nocturne No.7 op.27 No.1, Barcarolle op.60, Tarantella op.43 - Alfred Cortot Piano 5C 047-01
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  • Classic CD: Solo Cello Suites

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 8 months ago
    Solo Cello Suites (Signum, through Ode Records) Verdict: English cellist celebrates Britten's centenary in style. Stars: 5/5 Jamie Walton visited us in 2009, playing Tchaikovsky with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. In conversation, the English
  • Cliburn confidential, No. 7P: Francois Dumont of Lyon, France

      News Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram | 12 months ago
    Brussels, Belgium Age: 27 Early musical memories: "My parents always loved music and there was an upright piano at home," Dumont says. "I clearly remember a Beethoven Ninth Symphony conducted by Yehudi Menuhin as being one of my earliest influences.
  • Pianist Stephen Hough loves music, art, writing — and definitely, more ...

      News Source: The Naples Daily News | over 1 year ago
    Stephen Hough plays classical piano as a soloist with orchestras all over Europe and the U.S. He also writes the classical music blog for the London Telegraph, and he composes...Nor is Hough afraid of getting paint on his multi-talented hands: He is

Alfred Cortot Blogs

  • Ossia and Da Capo – Confusion in Schumann's Papillons, Op. 2 ...

      Blog Source: www.henle.de | 8 months ago
    Jörg Demus and Alfred Cortot play the da capo, but from measure 5 and with the repeat, the ossia. Wilhelm Kempff plays, like Demus and Cortot, the da capo from measure 5, but no ossia. This entry was posted in Monday Postings and tagged ...
  • HOMMAGE to Van Cliburn (live 23.04.1958, Leningrad ...

      Blog Source: amateurpianists.org | 8 months ago
    Van Cliburn and Arthur Rubinstein, perhaps also Alfred Cortot, were the few artists of the 20th century who really understood that. The same could be said about Van Cliburn's interpretation here of this seemingly most “harmless” of all Mozart&#
  • Spring (Finally) | Charles Blanchard Pianist /Composer

      Blog Source: www.charlesblanchardpianist.com | 12 months ago
    Here's something I found in a book about Chopin written by the great French pianist Alfred Cortot. I've had a triumph with the connoisseur as well as with the music-lover, and the press will have something to talk about. When I finished,

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