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Charles Rosen dies at 85; pianist wrote 'The Classical Style'
Charles Rosen dies at 85; pianist wrote 'The Classical Style'

Charles Rosen, the renowned pianist and prolific writer whose award-winning book "The Classical Style" has been read by music students around the world, has died. He was 85. The New York-born musician had been suffering from cancer and died Sunday evening at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, according to his London representative, Owen White International Artist Management. In his long career, Rosen combined a concert pianist's virtuosity with a well-rounded cultural erudition that made him a forceful and sometimes feared presence in New York's intellectual circles. His strong affinity for contemporary music brought him into close collaboration with a number of...

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