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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), Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 in b-moll von Peter I. Tschaikowsky (1967) and Numéro 1 (1975). He died on January 8, 2012 in Lugano, Switzerland. See full bio »

Died:

(age 82) in Lugano, Switzerland

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 1973 Music on 2 (TV Series)
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- I Think It Should Go Like This (1973) ... Pianist
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 2007 The Darjeeling Limited (performer: "Debussy: 3. Clair de Lune (Suite Bergamasque)")
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 1993 Three Colors: Blue (special thanks)
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 1986 Champs-Elysées (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 22 March 1986 (1986) ... Himself
 1981 Gala of Stars 1981 (TV Movie)
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 1975-1976 Numéro 1 (TV Series)
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- Nana Mouskouri (1976) ... Himself
- Alexis Weissenberg (1975) ... Himself
 1972 Le grand échiquier (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.9 (1972) ... Himself
 1972 Top à... (TV Series)
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- Julien Clerc (1972) ... Himself
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 1998 Harmoniques (TV Series documentary)
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- Frédéric Chopin (1998) ... Himself
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

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He appeared as a soloist with the world's leading orchestras, played recitals on famous stages, and made many recordings. He was a Romantic specialist, most closely associated with Schumann, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. See more »

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