BORN 7 Jan 1895, Bucharest - DIED 7 Dec 1960, Brussel|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montparnasse Cimetière (division 04)
Clara Haskil came from a family of Sephardic Jews. She studied
in Vienna where Richard Robert was her teacher and for a short
timw with Ferrucio Busoni. She continued her studies at the
Conservatoire in Paris where she graduaded with a First Prize
She was frequently ill and from the 1920s onwards she suffered from stage fright. She mostly lived in poverty until a series of concerts in the Netherlands in 1949 brought her critical acclaim. In 1951 her performances in 1951 made her really famous.
Since 1942 she had lived in Switzerland. She worked with many of the famous musicians and conductors of her time and is best known for her interpretations of Mozart. In 1960 she died of the consequences of a fall at a train station in Brussels.
Clara Haskil - Wikipedia
Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Parisians, Robson Books, London, 1991