Leon Fleisher

1928 - 2020

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Leon Fleisher (July 23, 1928 – August 2, 2020) was an American classical pianist, conductor and pedagogue. He was one of the most renowned pianists and pedagogues in the world. Music correspondent Elijah Ho called him "one of the most refined and transcendent musicians the United States has ever produced".Born in San Francisco, Fleisher began playing piano at the age of four, and began studying with Artur Schnabel at age nine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leon Fleisher has received more than 272,922 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Leon Fleisher is the 722nd most popular musician, the 3,672nd most popular biography from United States and the 248th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Leon Fleisher ranks 722 out of 2,675Before him are Allan Holdsworth, Ron McGovney, Gary Burton, Maynard Ferguson, James Taylor, and Kenny Clarke. After him are Dorival Caymmi, Mika, André Cluytens, Ellis Marsalis Jr., Jan Akkerman, and Oliver Riedel.

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Among people born in 1928, Leon Fleisher ranks 238Before him are Kåre Willoch, Carl Dahlhaus, Howard S. Becker, Pilar Lorengar, Maynard Ferguson, and Shulamit Aloni. After him are Steingrímur Hermannsson, Yury Yakovlev, Pancho Gonzales, Gudrun Pausewang, Nancy Marchand, and Jacques Dupont. Among people deceased in 2020, Leon Fleisher ranks 296Before him are Pietro Anastasi, Marlene Ahrens, Tengiz Sigua, Neil Peart, Rhonda Fleming, and Enrique Múgica. After him are Lucien Sève, Ellis Marsalis Jr., Earl Cameron, Gudrun Pausewang, John Turner, and Mike Resnick.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leon Fleisher ranks 3,672 out of 15,968Before him are Syd Field (1935), Brock Lesnar (1977), Sally Hemings (1773), Roy Jones Jr. (1969), Zoë Wanamaker (1949), and Kenny Clarke (1914). After him are Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950), William Goldman (1931), John Tukey (1915), Adam Baldwin (1962), Lenny Bruce (1925), and Fanny Crosby (1820).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Leon Fleisher ranks 248Before him are Marcus Miller (1959), Sean Combs (1969), Ron McGovney (1962), Gary Burton (1943), James Taylor (1948), and Kenny Clarke (1914). After him are Ellis Marsalis Jr. (1934), Stewart Copeland (1952), Oscar Hammerstein II (1895), Richie Havens (1941), Jeff Hanneman (1964), and Pink Anderson (1900).