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Pianist Alicia de Larrocha dies at 86

September 27, 2009
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By Jacob Stockinger

She was a small woman with small hands – but nonetheless she became a giant of late 20th-century pianism and played some of the most difficult repertoire with total mastery.

Alicia de Larrocha has died at 86.

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Here are links to two obituaries:

http://blog.taragana.com/n/renowned-spanish-pianist-alicia-de-larrocha-dies-at-86-179461/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/26/AR2009092602461.html

More appreciations are sure to appear.

Myself, I will listen to her recordings of Albeniz and Granados, which remain unsurpassed, and maybe some Mozart.

And I will think of her especially during “The Maiden and the Nightingale.” de Larrocha2

She was both.

Any thoughts about her passing?

The Ear wants to hear.


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