Francis Plante

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Birthday
2, 1839
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 19, 1934 (95)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
2, 1839
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 19, 1934 (95)

About

Foremost French pianist of the 19th century. He became one of the first-ever recording artists.

Before Fame

His career began at age seven in Paris. He first studied with famed pianist Antoine Marmontel.

Trivia

He became friends with some of the greatest musicians in history, including Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, and Frederic Chopin.

Family Life

His wife died in 1908, prompting him to retire from performing with exceptions made for charity benefits.

Associated With

He heard Chopin play, and as a result, historians see the one surviving film of his playing as a portal into an era of performance that was lost to history.