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Byron Janis turns 85 with a week of masterclasses

Hat-tip to the great pianist, 85 next week and still going strong at the University of Tennessee.


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photo: with his wife, Maria Cooper Janis.

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  1. Petros Linardos says:

    Happy birthday to a great pianist. HIs students will learn a lot from him, If he is good at passing on his wisdom.

  2. Happy Birthday to the last survivor of the 5 great American pianists:
    Fleicher and Graffman had left hand problems
    Cliburn dropped out and is no longer with us.
    Kapell died in a plane crash.
    Byron’s the only one left.

    See out documentary at:

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