Alfred Cortot

1877 - 1962

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Alfred Denis Cortot (core-TOE; 26 September 1877 – 15 June 1962) was a French pianist, conductor, and teacher who was one of the most renowned classical musicians of the 20th century. A pianist of massive repertory, he was especially valued for his poetic insight into Romantic piano works, particularly those of Chopin, Franck, Saint-Saëns and Schumann. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Cortot has received more than 252,949 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Alfred Cortot is the 192nd most popular musician (down from 169th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 84th in 2019) and the most popular Musician.

Alfred Cortot was a French pianist and teacher. He was most famous for his interpretations of Chopin's music.

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Among musicians, Alfred Cortot ranks 192 out of 2,662Before him are Alicia Keys, Paolo Conte, Muddy Waters, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Amy Winehouse, and Kitarō. After him are Alfred Brendel, Nikolai Rubinstein, Gidon Kremer, Jaco Pastorius, Violeta Parra, and Rory Gallagher.

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Among people born in 1877, Alfred Cortot ranks 22Before him are Kees van Dongen, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Kārlis Ulmanis, Said Nursî, Arthur Cecil Pigou, and Maurice Halbwachs. After him are Princess Auguste of Bavaria, André Maginot, Karl Abraham, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, Ernst von Dohnányi, and Plutarco Elías Calles. Among people deceased in 1962, Alfred Cortot ranks 29Before him are Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, C. Wright Mills, Therese Neumann, Bruno Walter, Joseph Berchtold, and Ronald Fisher. After him are Hans Lammers, Georgios Papanikolaou, Charles Laughton, Jacques Ibert, Hanns Eisler, and Gabriele Münter.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Alfred Cortot ranks 92 out of 876Before him are Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747), Brother Roger (1915), Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815), Kurt Wüthrich (1938), Rudolf II, Duke of Austria (1270), and Albrecht von Haller (1708). After him are Jakob Steiner (1796), Bernardino Luini (1475), Louis Chevrolet (1878), Gianni Infantino (1970), Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740), and Jost Bürgi (1552).

Among MUSICIANS In Switzerland

Among musicians born in Switzerland, Alfred Cortot ranks 1After him are Edwin Fischer (1886), Robert Miles (1969), DJ BoBo (1968), Aurèle Nicolet (1926), Urs Bühler (1971), Patrick Moraz (1948), Emmanuel Pahud (1970), DJ Antoine (1975), Mirwais (1960), and Anna Rossinelli (1987).