Leon Fleisher Death – Dead – Obituary : American Classical Pianist Dies at 92.

By John Chekwas | August 4, 2020

Leon Fleisher Death – Dead – Obituary : American Classical Pianist Dies at 92.

Leon Fleisher has died at the age of 92, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 3, 2020.

The world has lost a towering figure, Leon Fleisher, whom I had the pleasure of meeting and whose son, Julian, means the world to me. A time for grief and celebration and love for a good friend as his family.

Posted by David France on Monday, August 3, 2020

Who is Leon Fleisher ?

Leon Fleisher was an American classical pianist, conductor and pedagogue. He was one of the most renowned pianists and pedagogues in the world. Music correspondent Elijah Ho called him “one of the most refined and transcendent musicians the United States has ever produced.

 

I heard Leon in concert in Carnegie Hall as he was making his comeback – playing with both hands again. He was truly…

Posted by Salomé Chitaia on Monday, August 3, 2020

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.

Tributes.

The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of the inimitable Leon Fleisher today. I was hugely lucky to have had a glimpse…

Posted by Yuja Wang on Monday, August 3, 2020

 

Dennis Metnick wrote 
My heart goes out to Jay Fly and his entire family on the loss of this brilliant man!

Janis Rader wrote 
I just watched one of his brilliant Master Classes. What a great loss! My sincere condolences.

Tim M. Kucij wrote 
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Leon Fleisher. His recordings with The Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell are among the finest in the history of classical music. What a legacy he leaves behind!

Mary Ellen Harris-Garcia wrote 
He was a friend of my teacher’s and would always most graciously take time to listen to whatever we were working on. Warm, kind and generous, he was a giant among musicians.

Craig Williams wrote 
A great teacher who always put his students at ease with his compassion and wisdom while challenging them to meet the highest standards…

Barbara Hansen wrote 
So sad that he is gone. His masterclasses were filled with an incredible wealth of information. It is wonderful that you had lessons and got to know and study with him. His legacy lives on in those he taught and nurtured and I am so happy that you were…

William Duff wrote 
I watched his tutorial when Yuja was 17, it is clear that the combination of thoughtful seriousness – yet fun and pleasure in music have been deeply absorbed. ☺️ Don’t weep for a life so richly lived.

Wolfgang Oker wrote 
I was so impressed when I Iistened to his interpretation of Franck‘s symphonic variations and I had also the pleasure to attend a concerto in Berlin where he gave the first performance of Hindemiths concert piece for piano left hand

Matt Lemieux wrote 
Grew up with the Emperor Concerto with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra perennial favorite

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Leon Fleisher Death – Dead – Obituary : American Classical Pianist Dies at 92.

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