Death of a great pianist, 90main
The Austrian Beethoven specialist Jörg Demus died yesterday in St Pölten at a great age.
A student of Krips and Swarowsky he seemed destined for a conducting career before devoting himself entirely to the keyboard.
He recorded the Beethoven sonatas and wrote a book on them, accompanied Schwarzkopf and Fischer-Dieskau and was cherished for his single-minded dedication to the classical and romantic literature.
May he rest in peace.