Sad news: Legendary pianist diesmain
Family friends are reporting that Alexis Weissenberg died this morning, aged 82.
There has been no official confirmation yet from his two daughters. Bulgarian born, to Jewish parents, Weissenberg was based for much of his career in Paris and is remembered most widely for the Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky concertos he recorded with Herbert von Karajan.
And here’s a close-up of his extraordinary virtuosity: