Wilhelm Backhaus ('Bachaus' on some record labels) (26 March 1884 – 5 July 1969) was a German pianist and pedagogue. He was particularly well known for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Brahms. He was also much admired as a chamber musician. Born in Leipzig, Backhaus was the son of a well-known architect. He began learning piano at the age of four with his mother, an amateur pianist.
Biography by Joseph Stevenson. Backhaus had a remarkably high reputation as a pianist whose devotion to the composer's intentions was total and unselfish.
Backhaus studied at the conservatoire in Leipzig with Alois Reckendorf until 1899, later taking private lessons with Eugen d'Albert in Frankfurt am Main.
Wilhelm Backhaus (March 26, 1884–July 5, 1969) was a very famous German pianist. Many German cities take their namesake from him. Born in Leipzig, Backhaus studied at the conservatoire in Leipzig with Alois Reckendorf until 1899, later taking private lessons with Eugen d'Albert in Frankfurt am Main. He made his first concert tour at the age of sixteen. In 1905 he won the Rubinstein Prize with Béla Bartók taking second place.
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Latest albums by Wilhelm Backhaus. Wilhelm Backhaus plays Ludwig van Beethoven. Mozart & Brahms: Piano Concertos (Live). Famous Classical Pianists, Wilhelm Backhaus. Chopin, Liszt, Schumann & Others: Piano Pieces.
Wilhelm Backhaus Plays Beethoven, Vol. 5. 06:05. Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven. Wilhelm Backhaus Plays Beethoven, Vol. 03:41.