Brahms & Mozart: Leon Fleisher Live, Vol. 2 / Monteux, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Walter, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

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Described by the New York Times in 1944 as “One of the most remarkably gifted of the younger generation of American keyboard artists,” Leon Fleisher was born in San Francisco in 1928. In 1944, at age 16, he played the Brahms first Piano Concerto as soloist with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Pierre Monteux. In 1952 he won the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. He played the Brahms and Beethoven Piano Concertos often and recorded them with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra. DOREMI is proud to offer here a hitherto unreleased live recording of Brahms First Piano Concerto with Pierre Monteux and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 1964, he noticed that two fingers of his right hand were beginning to involuntarily curl up. He tried every therapy that existed then, but his solo career was effectively ended. He continued to teach, and conduct and in 1967 began to perform works for the left hand. In 1995 he succeeded to regain the use if his right hand and began performing and recording with two-hands. Leon Fleisher passed away in 2020 at age 92.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: April 15, 2022

  • Catalog Number: DHR-8160

  • UPC: 061297581603

  • Label: Doremi

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Performer: Leon Fleisher