Wilhelm Kempff

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Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff (25 November 1895 – 23 May 1991) was a German pianist and composer. Although his repertoire included Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, Kempff was particularly well known for his interpretations of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. He recorded the complete collection of their piano sonatas. He is considered to have been one of the chief exponents of the Germanic tradition during the 20th century and one of the greatest pianists of all time.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1965 Klaviersonaten Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 2
1965 Klaviersonaten Nr. 14, 17 & 23 Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 2
1987 Klaviersonaten D 958 & 959 Franz Schubert; Wilhelm Kempff 1
1987 Piano Concerto No. 5 / Piano Sonata No. 32, Op. 111 Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner, Wilhelm Kempff 1
1987 Concertos for Piano Nos. 3, 4 Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner, Wilhelm Kempff 2
1990 Für Elise: Die schönsten Klavierstücke von Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1
1994 Goldberg-Variationen Johann Sebastian Bach; Wilhelm Kempff 1
1995 Klaviersonaten nos. 8, 14, 21, 23 Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 3
1995 Klavierkonzerte Nos. 4 & 5 Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner, Wilhelm Kempff 2
1995 Die 32 Klaviersonaten - The 32 Piano Sonatas (Aufnahmen/Recordings: 1951-1956) Ludwig van Beethoven;Wilhelm Kempff 1
1996 Klaviersonaten 30-32 Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1
1997 Wanderer-Fantasie / Impromptus D 899 & D 935 Franz Schubert; Wilhelm Kempff 1
1999 Sonatas No. 5 "Spring" & No. 9 "Kreutzer Sonata" Ludwig van Beethoven; Yehudi Menuhin, Wilhelm Kempff 1
2000 The Piano Sonatas Franz Schubert; Wilhelm Kempff 2
2004 Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 / Moments musicaux Franz Schubert; Wilhelm Kempff 1
2008 The 32 Piano Sonatas Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1
Fantasy in C major Schumann; Wilhelm Kempff 1
Klaviersonaten Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1
Piano Sonatas: Waldstein / Appasionata / Les Adieux Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 5 Klavierkonzerte Compilation Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner, Wilhelm Kempff 1
1991 Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 / 6 Klavierstücke op. 118 Compilation Johannes Brahms; Anda Géza, Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1991 Piano Sonatas Compilation Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 3
1992 Piano Concertos Compilation Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Paul van Kempen, Wilhelm Kempff 1
1992 Fantasien / Intermezzi / Klavierstücke Compilation Johannes Brahms; Wilhelm Kempff 1
1996 The Late Piano Sonatas Compilation Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 2
1998 Für Elise: Romantische Klavierstücke Compilation Martha Argerich, Emil Gilels, Wilhelm Kempff, Anatol Ugorski 2
1998 The Complete Concertos, Volume 1 Compilation Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner, Wilhelm Kempff 1
1998 Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 55: Wilhelm Kempff I Compilation Brahms, Schumann; Wilhelm Kempff 1
1999 Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 57: Wilhelm Kempff III Compilation Wilhelm Kempff 1
2001 Piano Works (4-CD release) Compilation Schumann; Wilhelm Kempff 2
2005 A Beethoven Piano Weekend Compilation Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1
2010 Piano Works (5-CD release) Compilation Robert Schumann; Wilhelm Kempff 1
The Complete Violin Sonatas Compilation Beethoven; Yehudi Menuhin, Wilhelm Kempff 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Kempff Plays Beethoven Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1

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