One of the piano's most lyrical contemporary proponents, Murray Perahia was born in New York City. After first sitting down at the piano at the age of four, he entered Mannes College at 17, later graduating with degrees in conducting and composition. At the same time, Perahia spent his summers in Marlboro, Vermont, collaborating with musicians including Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals and the members of the Budapest Quartet; he also studied with Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Upon winning the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1972, Perahia gave his first concert at the Aldeburgh Festival a year later, where he met and worked with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, subsequently accompanying the latter in many lieder recitals. Perahia became co-artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival in 1981, a position he held for eight years; his recordings include the complete concertos of Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Murray Perahia - Beethoven - Piano Sonata No 23 in F minor, Op 57
Murray Perahia plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement [HQ]
Bach: French Suite No 4 - Murray Perahia
Murray Perahia on Bach
Chopin: Scherzo No.2 - Murray Perahia
Documentary on pianist Murray Perahia, ca. 1981
MURRAY PERAHIA - Mozart Piano Concerto No.27 K.595 ~ COMPLETE - C.O.E
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