Claude Helffer

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Birthday
18, 1922
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 27, 2004 (82)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1922
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 27, 2004 (82)

About

One of the greatest French pianists of the 1900s who supported and premiered many 20th-century works.

Before Fame

He was a Resistance fighter during World War II and was a member of the École polytechnique.

Trivia

He was well-regarded for the worldwide master classes he gave and was a fixture at the Salzburg Summer Academy from 1985 until 1998.

Family Life

He was married to famed ethnomusicologist Mireille Helffe.

Associated With

He recorded the complete piano works of Claude Debussy.

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