Backhaus plays Chopin, Liszt, Schumann & Encore Pieces (1925-37) | APR APR6026

Backhaus plays Chopin, Liszt, Schumann & Encore Pieces (1925-37)


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Label: APR

Cat No: APR6026

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 28th September 2018

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Wilhelm Backhaus (1884–1969) left a 60-year recorded legacy which began in 1908, but the champion of Beethoven and Brahms we know from his later years performed a much wider repertoire before the war. This set focuses on this more ‘romantic’ repertoire – his Chopin études from 1928 were the first complete recorded cycle and still astonish with their virtuosity. His Schumann Fantasy is another landmark recording, the 78rpm era benchmark, and what a delightful surprise it is to hear him in his own spectacular transcriptions or in works by Albéniz and Moszkowski.

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