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Alexis Weissenberg

  • July 26, 1929 Sofia - January 8, 2012

Biography

Alexis Weissenberg was a Bulgarian pianist. He is considered to have been one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.

Born in Sofia, into a Jewish family of Vienna Conservatory-trained musicians, Weissenberg started taking piano lessons at the age of four and he made his debut at the age of eight. As fascist terror deepened, he tried to go to Turkey with his mother but they were caught and brought in a concentration camp. Weissenberg’s music saved them, since he played for a German guard who loved music and eventually freed them.

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