Wilhelm Backhaus plays Beethoven: Sonatas, Variations & The Complete Concertos | Documents 600388

Wilhelm Backhaus plays Beethoven: Sonatas, Variations & The Complete Concertos

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600388

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 23rd June 2017

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10-CD box set celebrating the work of the German Beethoven-pianist of international renown, Wilhelm Backhaus. It contains all of his concert recordings, the most popular sonatas and waltz-variations.

Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969) was internationally recognized and celebrated as an outstanding authority for classical-romantic piano music. Just how well deserved this admiration is, can especially be heard in the Beethoven concerts and the Diabelli Variations, which are included in this 10-CD-Box and regarded as "trend setting" by critics until today. Early on, Backhaus had become a German pianist of world renown. As a sixteen-year-old he gave his first concert in London.

As an interesting "encore" for collectors, there are also examples of rolls that Backhaus had recorded in the 1920s for use in player pianos, which were often preferred to the gramophone back then because of their superior sound quality.

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