André Tchaikowsky


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(b Warsaw, 1935; d Oxford, 1982). Polish-born pianist and composer. Début Paris 1948. Leading recitalist. Settled in Eng. Comps. incl. opera The Merchant of Venice (1960–82), vn. conc., 2 pf. concs., fl. conc., cl. conc., sym., cl. sonata, 2 str. qts., and pf. pieces. Bequeathed skull to Royal Shakespeare Co. for use in perfs. of Hamlet (début 1984).

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