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#2236786 - 02/24/14 12:45 PM Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110
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Alice Herz-Sommer is playing her piano music somewhere else now.
Sorry to see her pass, but happy to have known her, even if it was just through the power of technology.

From her family...

"On behalf of Alice’s family, we thank everyone for all the words of affection and admiration rightly attributed to her. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.
Much is being written and broadcast, but not from many who truly knew Alice. The only fitting tribute to her is the film she loved the most, “Everything Is A Present”. Christopher Nupen was the one film maker who actually knew her well and who shared the same passion and understanding for music as she did. Most importantly, it was the only film she asked to watch again and again until her last days. So it is only appropriate we share with everyone what she loved most.

Sincerely,
Alice Sommer's family



And this documentary (currently up for an Oscar):
The Lady in Number 6




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#2237146 - 02/24/14 11:33 PM Re: Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110 [Re: Piano World]
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Dear Alice, I was saddened to hear of your passing. Thank you for sharing your wise words and love of music. I have learned a lot from you and will continue to do so. You are a lovely, lovely soul. heart

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#2237744 - 02/26/14 12:34 AM Re: Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110 [Re: Piano World]
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Frank: Thanks for posting this. I remember the news of her a few years ago and our discussions of her. I hadn't known of the current film, which I would love to see. Remarkable lady, great story. And oh -- I like her choices of repertoire. smile

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#2238183 - 02/26/14 10:38 PM Re: Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110 [Re: Piano World]
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I can think of no better musical epitaph for this wonderful lady than that heartfelt Schubert Impromptu that she played at the end of the "Everything Is a Present" video.

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#2238250 - 02/27/14 01:04 AM Re: Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110 [Re: Piano World]
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When we get wrapped up in the craziness of our every day lives, we can learn a lot from her. If I can achieve even half of her spirit and optimism in life, I will be a happy person!!
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#2240427 - 03/02/14 09:34 PM Re: Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110 [Re: Piano World]
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#2240433 - 03/02/14 09:48 PM Re: Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110 [Re: Piano World]
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Yes she did!

I'm very happy to know that my name is in the credits at the end of the movie.

Although my part was limited to helping let the world know about this incredible woman, it still makes
me proud to have a small part in it.

Thank you Nick Reed, for contacting me to ask for our help, I am honored to have done our small part.
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#2240439 - 03/02/14 09:56 PM Re: Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110 [Re: Piano World]
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....I'm very happy to know that my name is in the credits at the end of the movie.

Although my part was limited to helping let the world know about this incredible woman, it still makes
me proud to have a small part in it.

Thank you Nick Reed, for contacting me to ask for our help, I am honored to have done our small part.

Terrific!
(And you didn't even say anything about it before....) smile

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#2245335 - 03/12/14 12:42 PM Re: Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110 [Re: Piano World]
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It really amazes me how people live to be this old. I'd say when you start getting into your 80s is when most people can potentially go at any moment. And yet, people like Alice beat it by 30 years. One recent super-centenarian made it to 122 I believe. I'm not even 22 yet! Then stack 100 years on that. Blows my mind.

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#2247171 - 03/15/14 07:40 PM Re: Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist Has Passed Away @ 110 [Re: Piano World]
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I saw this on the news here in England, amazing lady. I so want to see that film!
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