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Alexis Weissenberg (1929–2012)

Alexis Weissenberg was born on July 26, 1929 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He was an actor, known for The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Top à... (1972) and Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 in b-moll von Peter I. Tschaikowsky (1967). He died on January 8, 2012 in Lugano, Switzerland. See full bio »


(age 82) in Lugano, Switzerland

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The Darjeeling Limited
Top à...
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 1973 Music on 2 (TV Series)
- I Think It Should Go Like This (1973) ... Pianist
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 2007 The Darjeeling Limited (performer: "Clair de Lune")
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 1993 Three Colors: Blue (special thanks)
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 1986 Champs-Elysées (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 March 1986 (1986) ... Himself
 1981 Gala of Stars 1981 (TV Movie)
 1975-1976 Numéro 1 (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Host
- Nana Mouskouri (1976) ... Himself
- Alexis Weissenberg (1975) ... Himself - Host
 1976 L'homme en question (TV Series)
 1972-1974 Top à... (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Host
- L'Eurovision (1974) ... Himself
- Alexis Weissenberg (1973) ... Himself - Host
- Julien Clerc (1972) ... Himself
 1972-1973 Le grand échiquier (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 May 1973 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode #2.3 (1972) ... Himself
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 2016 Duels (TV Series documentary)
 1998 Harmoniques (TV Series documentary)
- Frédéric Chopin (1998) ... Himself

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[1983 interview with The Globe and Mail of Canada, regarding his unemotional stage demeanor] You cannot lose your control physically and be precise as to what your hands do. Can you imagine a surgeon operating on somebody, and swooning and looking up at the ceiling and being very excited about it? The patient would die. That is what happens in music too. The patient dies, because there's too much... See more »


In 1941, after Bulgaria allied itself with the Axis powers, he and his mother, who were Jewish, attempted to cross into Turkey using false documents. They were detained for several months at a concentration camp on the border. With the aid of a sympathetic German officer, who loved the Schubert that "Sigi" played on an accordion, they were able to escape. They made their way to Istanbul and ... See more »

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