The death of Leon Fleisher: Always calm, fluent and very tender

Maurice Ravel was a painter. As a Material, the timbres of the symphonic orchestra and the piano served him especially. Colourful is due to him succeeded his pi

The death of Leon Fleisher: Always calm, fluent and very tender

Maurice Ravel was a painter. As a Material, the timbres of the symphonic orchestra and the piano served him especially. Colourful is due to him succeeded his piano Concerto in D major, the formally opalescent sound revels gradients, connections, and a sparkling Melody, a virtuoso masterpiece, the veiled genius, which circumstance it has its existence as its shape. It was written for the pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost in the First world war, the right Arm, still not resigned, his career continued and a whole series of composers was able to encourage you, to write works for his special needs. Ravel's piano Concerto for the left Hand is in some ways typical of the Genre. The wide leaps, the unusual splayed handles and the whole of the virtuoso strokes of the work are intended to arouse the soloists give the impression of a two-handed game.

Wittgenstein to unrelenting Despite, musically not feel that something is missing, touched the musical world. Equally share the Public later on the fate of the 1928-born American pianist Leon Fleisher. At the age of fourteen years, he had already given his debut with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and ten years later, the prestigious piano competition "Reine Elisabeth" in Brussels won. At the end of the Fifties, he was considered a virtuoso as one of the most brilliant of the younger piano, as a weakness of the right fingers to the Sufferings is the outgrowth, for at that time there was neither a name nor a healing opportunity. Fleisher was forced to abandon his concert career, but has not abandoned similar to Wittgenstein, a second career as a teacher began and occurred gradually with the piano repertoire for the left Hand. Ravel's D major Concerto he interpreted so subtle and yet colourful like no other Pianist in the concert hall and on record.

Musical understanding instead of technology

years later, Fleisher was able to overcome his handicap, which has now been under the name of "Focal dystonia" as a disease of the Central nervous system recognized, with the help of the Neurotoxin Botox so far, that is also the pianist of standard repertoire for him was playable again. His Comeback in the concert hall, of Baltimore, has commented on an American newspaper in 1982 with the sentence: "The right Hand of Leon Fleisher returns after eight-ten years back to the piano." However, the Pianist then was smarter than in the first years of his illness, in which he believed he could be the devil of the disease with the Beelzebub, harder-hitting training cast. Since then, he has held more directed and the musical literature for the left Hand in the Repertoire, such as Prokofiev's for Wittgenstein written, but never of this listed piano Concerto no. 4 in B-flat major, the Fleisher with unparalleled design power and highly differentiated Touch ennobled.

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 05:20

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