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Playlist of Alexis Weissenberg

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  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Bachs Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903

    10:53

    Recording 1971

  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Weissenberg · Karajan · Berliner Philharmoniker

    3:21

    Full-length concert:
    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Alexis Weissenberg, piano · Herbert von Karajan, conductor · Berliner Philharmoniker / Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, April 1967
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  • Alexis Weissenberg - Rach 3rd - Live - Late 1960s - French TV

    42:41

    This is a live performance from French TV in the late 1960s of Alexis Weissenberg with Jean Martinon conducting of Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto.

  • Rachmaninov Piano concerto No 2 in C Minor op. 18.

    37:59

    Alexis Weissenberg.
    Herbert von Karajan.

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  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Mussogorsky

    5:48

    Source: Meloclassic
    The leyendary pianist Alexis Sigismund Weissenberg (1929-2012) plays the movement Baba Yaga from Pictures at an Exhibition.

  • Alexis Weissenberg: Bach/Liszt: Prelude & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543

    8:42

    Alexis Weissenberg (July 26, 1929 -- January 8, 2012) was a Bulgarian born French pianist. Born into a Jewish family in Bulgaria, Sofia, Weissenberg began taking piano lessons at the age of three from Pancho Vladigerov, a Bulgarian composer. He gave his first public performance at the age of eight. In 1941, he and his mother tried to escape from German-occupied Bulgaria for Turkey, but they were caught and imprisoned in a makeshift concentration camp in Bulgaria for three months. One day, a German guard - who had enjoyed hearing Alexis play Schubert on the accordion - hurriedly took him and his mother to the train station, throwing the accordion to him through the window. The guard told them, Good luck, in German; the next day, they safely arrived in Istanbul. In 1945, they emigrated to what was then Palestine, where he studied under Leo Kestenberg and performed Beethoven with the Israel Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. In 1946, Weissenberg went to the Juilliard School to study with Olga Samaroff. He also consulted Artur Schnabel and Wanda Landowska. In 1947 he made his New York debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of George Szell playing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3. Between 1957 and 1966 he took an extended sabbatical for the purpose of studying and teaching. Weissenberg resumed his career in 1966 by giving a recital in Paris; later that year he played Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in Berlin conducted by Herbert von Karajan, who praised him as one of the best pianists of our time. Bryce Morrison, in Gramophone, described his early 1970s recording of the Liszt Sonata in B minor as one of the most exciting and also lyrical renditions of the work.[citation needed] His readings of Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and many works by Frédéric Chopin (including his complete works for piano and orchestra, Piano Sonatas No. 2 & 3, nocturnes, and waltzes) are also very well known. Among his other notable interpretations were those of Johannes Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Carlo Maria Giulini and Riccardo Muti, (Les Introuvables d'Alexis Weissenberg, 2004), Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as his Piano Concerto No. 3 with Georges Prêtre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Seiji Ozawa with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (also with Leonard Bernstein and the Orchestre National de France). His film recording of Stravinsky's Three Movements from Petrushka was also highly praised (January 1965, directed by Åke Falck). In fact, this movie is amongst the most ingenious of classical music film adaptions); when Karajan watched the movie, he immediately called for Mr. Weissenberg to step in for the planned Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 production, made instead of Sviatoslav Richter)...


    A link to this wonderful artists personal Website:


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    I send my kind and warm regards,

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  • Pancho Vlagiderov speaks about his pupil Alexis Weissenberg

    8:36

    At a programme on the French TV, Pancho Vladigerov speaks about the years when Alexis Weissenberg -who is present in the programme and plays for him- was his pupil. 1971

  • Weissenberg- Debussy, Clair de lune

    5:07

    Alexis Weissenberg playing Debussy's Clair de lune

  • Alexis Weissenberg - Chopin - Piano Sonata No. 3 3. Largo

    2:44

    Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3, full sonate here

    Frédéric Chopin
    Sonate pour piano n°3 en si mineur, op. 58
    3. Largo

    Alexis Weissenberg piano

    Programme of archive concerts recorded in the 60's

    © Idéale Audience / INA

    Full concert available on medici.tv #1 in classical music

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  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Lullaby Rachmaninoff

    3:38

    Created by VideoShow:

  • Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52, No. 4

    8:35

    Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America

    Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52, No. 4 · Alexis Weissenberg

    Alexis Weissenberg: Piano Recital 1972

    ℗ 2011 SWR Classic

    Released on: 2011-05-03

    Artist: Alexis Weissenberg
    Composer: Frédéric Chopin

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • 15:01

    Alexis Weissenberg interpreta Petrouchka de Stravinsky.
    Câmeras artísticas.
    Weissenberg foi convidado por um diretor de filmes a fazer uma gravação artística no ano de 1965 com várias câmeras em ângulos e focus diferentes, variando também a mudança de luz, o que segundo ele (weissenberg) tornava a concentração um desafio.
    Lembrando que esse é um piano mudo apesar de não parecer, e a gravação do áudio foi feita em estúdio.


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    1965 - Alexis Weissenberg was invited by a film director to record the Petrouchka with a artistic câmeras.
    This is a mute piano!!!
    The áudio was recorded in studio.

    Alexis Weissenberg plays Petrouchka (Igor Stravinsky)

  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Weissenberg · Karajan · Berliner Philharmoniker

    3:07

    Full-length concert:
    Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Alexis Weissenberg, piano · Herbert von Karajan, conductor · Berliner Philharmoniker / Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, 11 September 1971
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  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Chopin Nocturne in C minor Op. 48 No. 1

    5:32

  • Weissenberg Rachmaninov Prelude Op23 No2 interview

    6:12

    I like music. Alexis Weissenberg by Mando Bernardinello and Osvaldo Tritten. 2001 Production: RTSI Televisione svizzera and BNT Bulgarian National Television Excerpt from interview-documentary.

  • Classic Archive™ - Alexis Weissenberg

    2:44

    Lovingly restored, using the finest state-of-the-art technology, Medici Art's new series „Classic Archive features great performances by legendary artists, offering a unique glimpse into our classical musical heritage at an affordable mid-range price.
    Alexis Weissenberg's spectacular technique and individual style have made a lasting impression on the art of twentieth-century piano- playing. Some of his recordings of the Russian repertoire especially have set a benchmark and are often cited as top recommendations in this field.
    On stage he has a commanding presence, although he never uses theatrical or other non-musical gestures to deliver his message. Born in 1929 in Bulgaria, Alexis Weissenberg studied there and in Jerusalem before going on to study in New York.
    These recordings, made in the 1960s and sourced from various broadcast archives, span the repertoire from Bach through Brahms and Chopin to Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Rachmaninov and Scriabin. The Petrushka Suite included on this DVD deserves special attention. This famous film took two entire weeks to shoot and a special piano was designed and constructed to conform to the film director's vision. The effort proved worthwhile and the film had a considerable impact on Weissenberg's career. When Herbert von Karajan saw it in 1965 he immediately invited Weissenberg to play regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic, which consolidated the pianist's international career.
    In the bonus film, Alexis Weissenberg talks about the Petrushka-Suite and what the piece and the film meant to him.

  • Alexis Weissenberg - Jesu, joy of mans desirig

    3:44

    beautiful piano vsrsion ofJohann Sebastian Bach piece

  • ALEXIS WEISSENBERG PLAYS RACHMANINOW - PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 OPUS 30 - FIRST MOVEMENT - HD

    15:00

    I. Allegro non tanto

    Alexis Weissenberg, piano -
    L´Orchestre National de France -
    Jean Martinon, conductor

  • Alexis Weissenberg - Mussorgsky Pictures at an exhibition

    31:05

  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3 with score

    43:15

    Alexis Weissenberg, piano, Chicago Symphony, Georges Prêtre, cond.
    Please read the original album notes by Alexis Weissenberg here:


    There is endless debate about what is the best performance of the Rachmaninoff 3rd concerto, but this has remained over the years my all-time favorite recording. Not only because of the amazing performance by the late Alexis Weissenberg, but also due to the work of producer John Pfeiffer and recording engineer Michael Moran. They make this mammoth work more intimate by seeming to place the piano and the orchestra in the same room with you. Their techniques may be considered somewhat old-fashioned by today's standards, but I absolutely love the overall sound they produced here. And Weissenberg's breathtaking mastery of this concerto is the performance that made me fall in love with this piece. Too bad it is no longer available for purchase. I have maybe a half-dozen recordings of this work that I like very much, but this one remains the standard by which I measure all others.

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  • Rachmaninoff Prelude op.32/13

    4:02

    The ultimate one.

  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Nocturne No. 20 Posthume Frédéric Chopin

    3:43

  • Weissenberg - Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

    22:15

    Piano: Alexis Weissenberg
    1.Prelude: 00:00
    2.Fugue: 02:59
    3.Forlane: 05:25
    4.Rigaudon: 10:33
    5.Menuet: 13:45
    6.Toccata: 18:20

  • Hamelin plays Weissenberg - Sonata in a state of jazz Audio + Sheet music

    6:52

    Marc-André Hamelin plays Alexis Weissenberg's (a.k.a. Mr. Nobody; 1929-2012) insane Sonata in a State of Jazz, live at WGBH Studio Boston, 2008. That's the 4th movement, Provocation de samba.

  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Soler 3 Sonatas

    12:58

    1. in D minor 00:00
    2. in C sharp minor 03:03
    3. in D minor 07:20

    rec. 1955

  • WEISSENBERG plays BACH Partita No.4 BWV 828 COMPLETE

    28:05

    STUDIO RECORDING 1987 - 00:00 OVERTURE 05:20 ALLEMANDE 14:27 COURANTE 17:11 ARIA 18:57 SARABANDE 23:38 MENUET 24:58 GIGUE

  • Weissenberg - Ravel Piano Concerto in G -

    8:41

    Alexis Weissenberg plays Ravel piano concerto in G
    Album Les introuvables

  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Scriabin Nocturne in D flat Op. 9 No. 2 for the left hand

    6:29

    rec. 1950

  • Schumann: Piano Concerto op 54 | Alexis Weissenberg | Alain Lombard | Orch Scarlatti

    32:54

    Robert Schumann: Concerto in la minore per pianoforte e orchestra op 54
    1. Allegro affettuoso | 0:00
    2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso) | 16:43
    3. Allegro vivace | 22:02

    Pianista Alexis Weissenberg
    Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI diretta da Alain Lombard

    Registrazione del 20 febbraio 1970

  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Franck Prelude, Fugue & Variation Op. 18

    10:20

    (arr. Harold Bauer)

  • Weissenberg - Stravinsky Petrushka

    2:28

    Weissenberg plays Stravinsky's Petrushka. 1st mvt. Russian Dance.

  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Prokofiev Suggestion Diabolique Op. 4

    2:30

    rec. 1950

  • Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque

    15:12

    Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque

    00:11 1. Prélude (Moderato)
    03:45 2. Menuet (Andantino)
    07:00 3. Clair de lune (Andante très expressif)
    12:06 4. Passepied (Allegretto ma non troppo)

    Alexis Weissenberg, Piano
    Jan-Feb, 1985 Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg

  • Chopin / Alexis Weissenberg, 1967: Rondo à la Krakowiak in F major, Op. 14 - Vinyl LP

    14:01

    Alexis Weissenberg (1929-2012) is soloist in this 1967 performance of Chopin's Rondo à la Krakowiak in F major, Op. 14. From the LP collection you see in the video above, issued on the Angel label in 1968. Stanislaw Skrowaczewski leads the Paris Conservatory Orchestra.


    More Chopin:

    Chopin / Mieczyslaw Horszowski, 1953: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11 - Complete -

    Chopin / Maurizio Pollini, 1960: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11 - Complete -

    Chopin / Antonio Barbosa, 1971: Waltz in E-flat, Op. 18 - Connoisseur Society, 1972 LP -

    Chopin / Robert Goldsand, 1951: Etude in A-flat, Op. 25 No. 1 - CHS LP -

    Chopin / Artur Rubinstein, 1957: Nocturne in C-Sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 1 - RCA Victor LP -

    Chopin / K Zimerman, November 3, 1979: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Kiril Kondrashin, Live Recording -

    Chopin / Regina Smendzianka, 1958: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 - Complete -

    Chopin / Ivo Pogorelich, 1983: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 - Abbado, CSO, DG Vinyl -

    Chopin / Halina Czerny-Stefańska, 1958: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 - Vinyl LP -

    Wielkie rondo koncertowe Krakowiak F-dur op. 14, tzw. Rondo à la Krakowiak -- utwór w formie ronda na fortepian i orkiestrę skomponowany w 1828 przez Fryderyka Chopina. Dzieło dedykowane księżnej Annie z Sapiehów Adamowej Czartoryskiej. Po raz pierwszy Chopin grał publicznie Krakowiaka 18 sierpnia 1829 w Kärtertorheater (Teatr przy Karynckiej Bramie) w Wiedniu, w czasie swojego drugiego koncertu w tym mieście. W Warszawie wykonał go, razem z II Koncertem fortepianowym f-moll op. 21, 22 marca 1830.

    Алексис Вайсенберг (на немски: Alexis Weissenberg) e световноизвестен български пианист от еврейски произход, роден на 26 юли 1929 година в София, починал на 8 януари 2012 в Лугано. Започва да учи пиано с майка си. Негов учител по музика става Панчо Владигеров. По време на Втората световна война живее в Близкия изток, по-късно заминава за САЩ. Там завършва Джулиард скул в Ню Йорк в класа на О. Самарова-Стоковска. През 1947 година получава две първи награди в САЩ — на Филаделфийския оркестър и от Осмия конкурс „Левънтрит, които му откриват пътя към световна концертна кариера. Вайсенберг прекъсва активната си артистична дейност за близо десетилетие (1957 — 1966). През 1966 година прави повторен дебют с оркестъра на Берлин под диригентството на Херберт фон Караян и скоро се нарежда сред изтъкнатите съвременни пианисти.
    David Hertzberg


    弗雷德里克·肖邦 / பிரடெரிக் சொப்பின் / Фредерик Шопен / Фридери́к Шопе́н / فریڈرک شوپن / フレデリック・ショパン / ფრედერიკ შოპენი / פרדריק שופן / 프레데리크 쇼팽 / فردریک شؤپأن / 蕭邦 / Φρεντερίκ Σοπέν


    弗雷德里克·肖邦 / பிரடெரிக் சொப்பின் / Фридери́к Шопе́н / ਫਰਾਦਾਰੀਕ ਸ਼ੋਪੁਹ / フレデリック・ショパン / ფრედერიკ შოპენი / ഫ്രെഡെറിക് ഷൊപിൻ / ფრიდერიკ შოპენი / פרדריק שופן / فردریک شوپن / Φρεντερίκ Σοπέν

  • Chopin, Nocturne in D flat major, op.27, no.2, Alexis Weissenberg

    6:47

    A modest tribute to one of the most brilliant pianists of our time: Alexis Weissenberg. With much gratitude for beauty and emotion he shared with the world. May he rest in peace.

  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Bach Partita No. 5 in G major BWV 829

    14:14

    Praeambulum 0:00
    Allemande 1:48
    Corrente 4:12
    Sarabande 5:49
    Tempo di Minuetto 9:15
    Passepied 10:37
    Gigue 11:45

    rec. 1966

  • Weissenberg - Ravel Piano Concerto in G -

    9:35

    Alexis Weissenberg plays Ravel piano concerto in G
    Album Les introuvables

  • Schumann -- Fantasy in C -- Alexis Weissenberg -- Live 1986

    26:05

    This is a tribute to the great Bulgarian born French pianist Alexis Weissenberg (1929-2012). This live performance of the Schumann Fantasy in C was given in Carnegie Hall and was part of an AT&T Presents Carnegie Hall Tonight broadcast in January of 1986.

    Schumann Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17
    I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschäftlich vorzutragen
    II. Mässig, durchaus energisch
    III. Langsam getragen, durchweg leise zu halten

    R. B. Prior

  • Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 op.18

    38:20

    Sergei Rachmaninov 1873-1943
    Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor op.18
    00:00 1. Moderato - Allegro
    12:00 2. Adagio sostenuto
    26:31 3. Allegro scherzando
    Alexis Weissenberg, piano
    Herbert von Karajan, conductor
    Berliner Philharmoniker

  • Alexis Weissenberg plays Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 26 - live

    25:57

    Alexis Weissenberg playing Prokofiev's PC 3, op. 26, live in the early '80s. Shared to celebrate a great pianist.

  • Suite Bergamasque: 3. Clair De Lune - The Darjeeling Limited OST - Alexis Weissenberg

    4:58

    Alexis Weissenberg

  • Alexis Weissenberg Chopin Concerto # 1 Toronto November 1974

    36:56

    No copyright infringement is intended, if any still exists. Posted solely for the artistic exposure of Alexis Weissenberg playing Chopin's piano concerto # 1 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazimierz Kord, Toronto November 1974.

    The occasional very minimal radio interference.

  • Liszt - Sonata in B Minor - Alexis Weissenberg - 1967

    32:04

    Liszt sonata in B minor performed by Alexis Weissenberg, 1967.

    LP digitized and remastered by RB Prior.

  • Rachmaninoff Prelude Opus 32 no.10 in B minor by Alexis Weissenberg

    7:06

    1968/1969

  • Haydn / Alexis Weissenberg, 1964: Piano Sonata No. 50 in D Major - Complete

    10:36

    Digitized from the LP shown above, released in the mid-1960s on the RCA Red seal label.

  • Alexis Weissenberg & Eliane Rodrigues

    10:19

    Young Eliane Rodrigues at Alexis Weissenberg's home.

  • Weissenberg - Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 -

    8:44

    Alexis Weissenberg plays Prokofiev piano concerto no.3
    From Album Les Introuvables

  • Brahms Piano Concerto 1 Weissenberg Muti

    47:04

    Alexis Weissenberg plays Brahms' 1st piano concerto with R Muti conducting the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Ink drawing by Isis G

    CD can be found here:

  • ALEXIS WEISSENBERG

    2:46

    No copyright infringement is intended if any still exists . Posted purely for the artistic exposure of a side of Alexis Weissenberg not widely known to the classical music public. This recorded rarity an arrangement by Weissenberg of Trenet's En Avril a Paris (April in Paris) dates from early 1950's

  • Haydn / Alexis Weissenberg, 1964: Piano Sonata No. 62 in E flat - Movement 1

    9:29

    Digitized from the LP shown above, released on the RCA label in the mid-1960s.
    David Hertzberg

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