Another great icon of the music world has left us--Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha at 86. The obituary in the September 26 New York Times is here.
I remember hearing her playing solo recitals in Los Angeles in the 1970s-early 80s and was awestruck how such a diminutive performer could take total mastery of the piano and create glorious sonic worlds with works by Mompou, Albéniz, and others. To access de Larrocha's recordings owned by Princeton, click here. We need to beef up our holdings with some recent CD reissues and later performances.