Alfred Denis Cortot was a French pianist, conductor, and teacher who was one of the most renowned classical musicians of the 20th century. He was especially valued for his poetic insight into Romantic piano works, particularly those of Chopin, Saint-Saëns and Schumann.
|Birth name:||Alfred Denis Cortot|
|Born:||September 26, 1877, Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland|
|Died:||June 15, 1962, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland|
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About Alfred Cortot
Franco-Swiss pianist and conductor known for his mastery of Romantic-era composers.
He was a student at the Paris Conservatoire with Émile Descombes and Louis Diémer.
He was a supporter of the Nazis during World War II for reasons that remained unclear given his wife's Jewish ancestry.
His mother was Swiss and his father was French.
He became the first to make electrical recordings of classical music, beginning with Franz Schubert's Litanei and Frederic Chopin's impromptus.
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- Mannes College The New School for Music faculty
- Order of the Francisque recipients
- Academics of the École Normale de Musique de Paris
- People of Vichy France
- Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medallists
- Honorary Members of the Royal Philharmonic Society
- French collaborators with Nazi Germany
- French conductors (music)
- Piano pedagogues
- French classical pianists