The purpose of cataloguing and archiving documents (both visual and audio) left by Alexis Weissenberg is to show, protect and promote the work of one of the most important pianists of the 20th century, whose remarkable career has generated a vast body of valuable documentation.
So far, we have recovered a large number of musical scores -commercial editions (with personal annotations) and manuscripts (his own compositions)- recordings (many of these are rare unreleased recordings, mostly from reel-to-reel tapes), drawings and collages, concert programmes, reviews and other testimonies both from what Alexis Weissenberg saved throughout his life, as well as from friends, managers, orchestras and radio or television archives in all the countries where his career took place.
This archive is a work in progress, since we are gradually digitising all recordings and scanning all documents that may be relevant to the musical community: scores, photographs, concert programmes, awards, interviews, reviews, writings and drawings.
Among the many projects of the AWA are the printed editions of compositions by Alexis Weissenberg and the recovery of unreleased or rare recordings that deserve to be released.
If you are able to provide us with any information that could be important for the development of this archive, please contact us. Your help will be highly appreciated.
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