R.I.P.

Gaby Casadesus

Born August 1901 - Died November 12, 1999

Obituary excerpt, from the NY Times, November 20, 1999:

"Gaby Casadesus, 98, Pianist in Duo"

By ALLAN KOZINN

"Gaby Casadesus, a pianist and teacher whose specialty was the 19th- and 20th-century French piano repertory, and who often performed in a piano duo with her husband, Robert Casadesus, died on Nov. 12 at her home in Paris. She was 98.

"Mrs. Casadesus is survived by a daughter, Thérèse Casadesus Rawson of Berwyn, Pa., and another son, Guy Casadesus of Toulon, France, as well as five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

"After her husband's death she helped found an annual summer festival in Lille, France, with her nephew, the conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus, and in 1975 she started the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition, in Cleveland. She also devoted herself to performing and publishing her husband's compositions."

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