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Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg (Composer)

Born: 8th January 1812, Geneva, Switzerland

Died: 27th April 1871, Posillipo, Italy

Nationality: Swiss

Sigismond Thalberg was an Austrian composer and one of the most distinguished virtuoso pianists of the 19th century.

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 Recording of the Week, Marc-André Hamelin plays Liszt and Thalberg

The Canadian pianist is on jaw-dropping form in a programme inspired by the 1837 'duel' between the two composer-virtuosos, which also includes the mighty collaborative Hexaméron - a set of variations on Bellini by composers including Chopin, Czerny and Pixis.

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