Alfred Cortot

Artur Schnabel Ignaz Friedman Julius Katchen Wilhelm Backhaus

Alfred Denis Cortot (Nyon, Switzerland, September 26, 1877 – Lausanne, Switzerland, June 15, 1962) was a Swiss pianist and conductor. He is renowned for his poetic and deeply melancholic interpretation of Romantic period piano works, particularly those of Chopin and Schumann. Born in Nyon in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Cortot studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Emile Descombes (reputedly a pupil of Chopin) (as did Maurice Ravel), and with Louis Diémer, taking a premier prix in 1896. Read more on Last.fm

Alfred Cortot
Alfred Cortot Anniversary Edition
Album (2012)
Alfred Cortot
Etudes, op. 10 / Etudes, op. 25 / Barcarolle, op. 60
Album (2006)
Alfred Cortot
Preludes / Impromptus / Berceuse / Tarantelle
Album (2005)
Alfred Cortot
The Master Classes
Album (2005)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jacques Thibaud, Alfred Cortot, Pau Casals
Great Chamber Music Recordings: Archduke Trio / Kreutzer Sonata / Magic Flute Variations
Album (2002)
Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann; Jacques Thibaud, Pau Casals, Alfred Cortot
Great Chamber Music Recordings: Trios in D minor
Album (2002)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alfred Cortot, Orchestre de l’École Normale de Musique, Paris
Brandenburg Concertos / Concerto BWV 596 / Largo (Concerto BWV 1056)
Album (2000)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert; Alfred Cortot, Jacques Thibaud, Pau Casals
Beethoven: "Archduke" Piano Trio / Schubert: Piano Trio no. 1
Album (1999)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert; Alfred Cortot, Jacques Thibaud, Pau Casals
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat, op. 97 "Archduke" / Schubert: Piano Trio no. 1 in B-flat, D 898
Album (1999)
Alfred Cortot, Jacques Thibaud, Pau Casals
Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Haydn: Piano Trios / Brahms: Double Concerto
Album (1992)
Alfred Cortot
Romantic Piano Favourites
Album (1992)
Alfred Cortot
Cortot Plays Schumann, Volume 2
Album (1992)
Fryderyk Chopin; Alfred Cortot
Œuvres pour Piano, Volume 2
Album (1991)
Fryderyk Chopin; Alfred Cortot
Préludes / Impromptus / Barcarolle / Berceuse
Album (1988)