RENOWNED PIANIST NELSON FRIERE DIES AT 77

Nov 02, 2021

By Andy Johnson

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He’s being described as a “giant” of the music world.

Celebrated Brazilian classical pianist Nelson Freire has died.

He’s being remembered as one of the greatest pianists of the second half of the 20th century.

As a solo artist, he toured the world and recorded major works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Debussy and Liszt .

His record label confirms he passed away Sunday night in Rio de Janeiro.

Nelson Friere was 77.

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