New York loses a modernist pianist, aged 70

August 31, 2016 by norman lebrecht

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The death has been announced of Edmund Niemann, a pianist who premiered works by John Cage, Meredith Monk and Steve Reich. He formed a piano duo called Double Edge with Nurit Tilles and played in Reich’s ensemble.

He did his teaching at Princeton, the New School and Scarsdale.

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