Claude Helffer

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Claude Helffer
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Born June 18, 1922, in Paris, Claude Helffer was a pianist known for his interpretation of modern music and composition. He died on October 27, 2004.
Studied until the 2nd World War under Robert Casadesus (1899-1972). Fought in the French Resistance during the war, for which he was also decorated. He studied music theory and composition with René Leibowitz (1913-1972). He debuted in 1948 in Paris and performed regularly at the Domaine Musical, (a concert society founded by Pierre Boulez ), where from 1954 to 1972 concerts of contemporary music were organized.
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SPL 568 Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 42 / Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11, And Suite For Piano, Op. 25 — Claude Helffer Arnold Schoenberg, Claude Helffer, Orchestre National De France, Michael Field (5), René Leibowitz Arnold Schoenberg, Claude Helffer, Orchestre National De France, Michael Field (5), René Leibowitz - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 42 / Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11, And Suite For Piano, Op. 25 (Album) Period Records SPL 568 US 1953 Sell This Version
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LGX 66015 Sonata In A Minor ( Schubert* / Mendelssohn* - Roger Albin, Claude Helffer Schubert* / Mendelssohn* - Roger Albin, Claude Helffer - Sonata In A Minor ("Arpeggione") / Sonata No. 2 In D Major For 'Cello And Piano, Opus 58(LP, Mono) Telefunken LGX 66015 UK 1954 Sell This Version
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8 Premier Quatuor En Ut Mineur, Op. 15 / Deuxième Sonate En Sol Mineur, Op. 117, Pour Piano Et Violoncelle — Claude Helffer Gabriel Fauré - Claude Helffer, Georges Tessier, Pierre Ladhuie, Roger Albin Gabriel Fauré - Claude Helffer, Georges Tessier, Pierre Ladhuie, Roger Albin - Premier Quatuor En Ut Mineur, Op. 15 / Deuxième Sonate En Sol Mineur, Op. 117, Pour Piano Et Violoncelle (Album) Musidisc, Musidisc 8 France 1956 Sell This Version
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32 Trio Pour Piano, Violon Et Violoncelle / Quatuor Pour Deux Violons, Alto Et Violoncelle — Claude Helffer Maurice Ravel / Roger Albin, Claude Helffer, Devy Erlih / Quatuor Champeil Maurice Ravel / Roger Albin, Claude Helffer, Devy Erlih / Quatuor Champeil - Trio Pour Piano, Violon Et Violoncelle / Quatuor Pour Deux Violons, Alto Et Violoncelle (Album) Le Club Français Du Disque 32 France 1957 Sell This Version
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122 Le Festin De L'araignée, Op. 17 / Concerto Pour Piano Et Orchestre, Op. 36 — Claude Helffer Albert Roussel / Orchestre Des Cento Soli, Serge Baudo, Claude Helffer Albert Roussel / Orchestre Des Cento Soli, Serge Baudo, Claude Helffer - Le Festin De L'araignée, Op. 17 / Concerto Pour Piano Et Orchestre, Op. 36 Le Club Français Du Disque 122 France 1958 Sell This Version
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CND 34 L'évolution Du Violoncelle — Claude Helffer Roger Albin, Claude Helffer Roger Albin, Claude Helffer - L'évolution Du Violoncelle(LP, Album) Club National Du Disque CND 34 France 1958 Sell This Version
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MB 952 Sonate Pour Piano — Claude Helffer Jean Barraqué - Claude Helffer Jean Barraqué - Claude Helffer - Sonate Pour Piano (Album) Valois MB 952 France 1969 Sell This Version
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2530 050, 2530 050 SLPM Piano Sonata No.2 / Piano Sonata Op.1 — Claude Helffer Pierre Boulez / Alban Berg - Claude Helffer Pierre Boulez / Alban Berg - Claude Helffer - Piano Sonata No.2 / Piano Sonata Op.1 Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 2530 050, 2530 050 SLPM Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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281, LSC-3143 Jeunesses Musicales 20 Canada — Claude Helffer Claude Helffer | Bartok*, Debussy*, Evangelisti*, Serocki* Claude Helffer | Bartok*, Debussy*, Evangelisti*, Serocki* - Jeunesses Musicales 20 Canada(LP) Radio Canada International, RCA, RCA Red Seal, La Voix De Son Maître 281, LSC-3143 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
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HM 951/2/3 Les Etudes / Les Preludes — Claude Helffer Debussy* - Claude Helffer Debussy* - Claude Helffer - Les Etudes / Les Preludes Harmonia Mundi HM 951/2/3 France 1972 Sell This Version
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ALB345 Scènes D'Enfants, Contes D'Apres Schumann — Claude Helffer Robert Schumann, Laurent Terzieff, Pascale de Boysson, Claude Helffer Robert Schumann, Laurent Terzieff, Pascale de Boysson, Claude Helffer - Scènes D'Enfants, Contes D'Apres Schumann(10", Mono) Disques Adès ALB345 France 1972 Sell This Version
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HM 968/70 Bartók • Microcosmos – Intégrale — Claude Helffer Bartók*, Claude Helffer Bartók*, Claude Helffer - Bartók • Microcosmos – Intégrale(3xLP) Harmonia Mundi HM 968/70 France 1973 Sell This Version
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6582 R Complete Works For Piano — Claude Helffer Arnold Schönberg* / Claude Helffer Arnold Schönberg* / Claude Helffer - Complete Works For Piano (Album) Musical Heritage Society 6582 R New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
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OQ-7341-HA Les Préludes Livre 1 — Claude Helffer Debussy*, Claude Helffer Debussy*, Claude Helffer - Les Préludes Livre 1 (Album) Harmonia Mundi OQ-7341-HA Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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OQ-7346-HA Ballade - Masques - L'isle Joyeuse - Danse / Nocturne — Claude Helffer Claude Debussy, Claude Helffer Claude Debussy, Claude Helffer - Ballade - Masques - L'isle Joyeuse - Danse / Nocturne Harmonia Mundi, Harmonia Mundi OQ-7346-HA Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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30 RC 694, RC 694 Le Quatuor À Cordes / Sonate Pour Flûte, Alto Et Harpe / Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano — Claude Helffer Claude Debussy, Roger Albin, Claude Helffer Claude Debussy, Roger Albin, Claude Helffer - Le Quatuor À Cordes / Sonate Pour Flûte, Alto Et Harpe / Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano(LP, RE) Musidisc, Musidisc 30 RC 694, RC 694 France 1977 Sell This Version
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SMS 2661 Concerto De Piano No 3 -  Concerto De Piano No 3 — Claude Helffer Bartok* / Prokofiev* / Claude Helffer / Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Monte-Carlo / Direction : Bruno Maderna Bartok* / Prokofiev* / Claude Helffer / Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Monte-Carlo / Direction : Bruno Maderna - Concerto De Piano No 3 - Concerto De Piano No 3 (Album) Festival Classique SMS 2661 Europe 1971 Sell This Version
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14.013 Stances - Points D´Aube- J.D.E. — Claude Helffer Betsy Jolas - Claude Helffer, Serge Collot, Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio-France, Ensemble Ars Nova , Direction Marius Constant Betsy Jolas - Claude Helffer, Serge Collot, Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio-France, Ensemble Ars Nova , Direction Marius Constant - Stances - Points D´Aube- J.D.E. (Album) Disques Adès 14.013 France 1978 Sell This Version
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17.1494/2 Webern Boulez Berio Par Helffer — Claude Helffer Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Anton Webern - Claude Helffer Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Anton Webern - Claude Helffer - Webern Boulez Berio Par Helffer Guilde Internationale Du Disque 17.1494/2 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
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HM 957 Œuvres Pour Deux Pianos & Piano A Quatre Mains — Claude Helffer Claude Debussy - Claude Helffer, Haakon Austbö* Claude Debussy - Claude Helffer, Haakon Austbö* - Œuvres Pour Deux Pianos & Piano A Quatre Mains (Album) Harmonia Mundi HM 957 France 1980 Sell This Version
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AS 60 Trois Sonates Pour Piano — Claude Helffer Pierre Boulez, Claude Helffer Pierre Boulez, Claude Helffer - Trois Sonates Pour Piano (Album) Astrée AS 60 France 1981 Sell This Version
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HM 954 Images / Children's Corner — Claude Helffer Claude Debussy, Claude Helffer Claude Debussy, Claude Helffer - Images / Children's Corner Harmonia Mundi, Harmonia Mundi HM 954 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
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HM 1094 Danses Populaires Roumaines / Suite / Improvisations Sur Des Chants Paysans / En Plein Air / Sonate — Claude Helffer Béla Bartók / Claude Helffer Béla Bartók / Claude Helffer - Danses Populaires Roumaines / Suite / Improvisations Sur Des Chants Paysans / En Plein Air / Sonate (Album) Harmonia Mundi HM 1094 France 1982 Sell This Version
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HMC 5172 Cahier D'Épigrammes / Six Études D'Après Piranese / Cryptophonos / Mists — Claude Helffer Gilbert Amy / André Boucourechliev / Philippe Manoury / Iannis Xenakis - Claude Helffer Gilbert Amy / André Boucourechliev / Philippe Manoury / Iannis Xenakis - Claude Helffer - Cahier D'Épigrammes / Six Études D'Après Piranese / Cryptophonos / Mists(LP, Album) Harmonia Mundi France HMC 5172 France 1986 Sell This Version
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GMS 8803, CD 8803, 8803 Trei II - Modifications - Eco - Trace-Ecart — Claude Helffer Michael Jarrell - Claude Helffer, Rosemary Hardy, Sharon Cooper (2), Charlotte Hoffmann, Giorgio Bernasconi, Ensemble Contrechamps Michael Jarrell - Claude Helffer, Rosemary Hardy, Sharon Cooper (2), Charlotte Hoffmann, Giorgio Bernasconi, Ensemble Contrechamps - Trei II - Modifications - Eco - Trace-Ecart(CD) GMS Digital, GMS Digital, GMS Digital GMS 8803, CD 8803, 8803 Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version