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Dag Achatz Achatz is a Swedish virtuoso pianist and composer.[1] His recording for BIS of his own transcription, for piano 2 hands, of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring is widely acknowledged to be one of the great recordings of the 20th century. Leonard Bernstein asked him to transcribe his ballet, Fancy Free, which Achatz then recorded along with his own transcription of Bernstein's Symphonic Danses from West Side Story.

Born in Stockholm in 1942 of a Swedish mother and a Viennese father, both musicians, he was raised in Switzerland, where he entered the Geneva Conservatory at age of 8. Graduating with honors, he continued his studies with Greta Eriksson in Stockholm, with Adolf Cortot and Guido Ag...

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