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Claudio Arrau plays Liszt Liebestraum No.3 in A flat

Claudio Arrau plays Liszt Liebestraum No.3 in A flat


Claudio Arrau

Claudio Arrau León (February 6, 1903 – June 9, 1991) was a Chilean-American pianist known for his interpretations of a vast repertoire spanning from the baroque to 20th-century composers, especially BeethovenSchubertChopinSchumannLisztBrahms and Debussy. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century.   More…

Today’s Birthday: ARTUR SCHNABEL (1882)

Artur Schnabel (1882)

Schnabel was an Austrian-American pianist best known for his interpretations of Beethoven’s piano works. Based in Berlin from 1900 to 1933, he composed, taught, and gave legendary performances of the complete sonatas of Beethoven and Schubert for centenary celebrations. In the 1930s, he became the first to record the complete Beethoven cycle. During the Nazi period, he moved to London, then to the US. Though his own compositions are less known, they are revered by serious pianists. Why? More

Beethoven Piano sonata op.78 “A Thérèse” with Arthur Schnabel: