Alexis Weissenberg, the one Karajan never knew

Scott Rose has dug up for us a little-seen youtube video of Charles Aznavour appearing on the Nana Mouskouri in one of his darkest songs, Hier encore (Yesterday, when I was young). Aznavour is a master of his art. But just watch that piano man.

And here, below, is the more conventional accompaniment.

And here he is again with a Mozart-style accompaniment for Nana in ‘Plaisir d’amour’.

Oh, and here’s how not to sing it:

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  • I liked these links Norman.An extremely vesatile pianist!
    Apparently,Weissenberg and Karajan were very close indeed, so wouldn’t be surprised if he knew about this side of his artistry.

  • Norman,what an amazing accompaniment of Weissenberg with Aznavour ! What is the title of that song, & do you know if that accompaniment is printed & published ? – Details would be appreciated ! Thanks, & Greetings.

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