Annie Fischer

Annie Fischer

Birth
Death 10 Apr 1995 (aged 80)
Burial Farkasrét, Hegyvidék, Budapest, Hungary
Memorial ID 15136116 · View Source
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Classical Pianist. Born in Budapest, she studied at the Franz Liszt Academy and won First Prize at the Liszt International Piano Competition in 1933. She fled to Sweden at the start of World War II and did not return to Hungary until 1946. Fischer was noted for her powerful interpretations of Mozart and Beethoven, the later German Romantic repertoire, and the music of her countryman Bela Bartok. Although well regarded by critics and such contemporary pianists as Sviatoslav Richter, Fischer was largely unknown in the West because she seldom recorded and rarely performed outside of continental Europe. She did make recordings of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas over a 20-year period, but refused to release them. The complete set was issued after her death. She was married to critic and musicologist Aladar Toth.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 15136116
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Annie Fischer (5 Jul 1914–10 Apr 1995), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15136116, citing Farkasreti Cemetery, Farkasrét, Hegyvidék, Budapest, Hungary ; Maintained by Find A Grave .