Artur Schnabel

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Artur Schnabel (17 April, 1882 – 15 August, 1951) was an Austrian classical pianist, who also composed and taught. Schnabel was known for his intellectual seriousness as a musician, avoiding pure technical bravura. Among the 20th century's most respected and most important pianists, his playing displayed marked vitality, profundity and spirituality in the Austro-German classics, particularly the works of Beethoven and Schubert. His performances of these compositions have often been hailed as models of interpretative penetration, and his best-known recordings are those of the Beethoven piano sonatas. Harold C. Schonberg referred to Schnabel as "the man who invented Beethoven".

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Discography

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1937 Moments musicaux, Op. 94, Nos. 1-6, D.780 Franz Schubert; Artur Schnabel 1
1991 Works for Violin and Piano Morton Feldman, Artur Schnabel; Paul Zukofsky, Ursula Oppens 1
1992 Piano Sonates D. 850, D. 958 & D. 960 / Moments musicaux D. 780 / March D. 606 Schubert; Artur Schnabel 1
1994 Schnabel plays Beethoven I Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1
1994 Schnabel plays Beethoven II Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1
1994 Schnabel plays Beethoven III Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1
1994 Schnabel plays Beethoven IV Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1
1994 Schnabel plays Beethoven V Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1
2001 Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Schumann: Kinderszenen Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult, Artur Schnabel 1
2001 Piano Concerto no. 1 Brahms; Artur Schnabel, London Philharmonic Orchestra, George Szell 1
2001 Schnabel maestro espressivo: The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1
2008 Piano Works Bach; Artur Schnabel 1
2013 Piano Quintet "Trout" D 667 / String Quintet D 956 Franz Schubert; Artur Schnabel, Alphonse Onnou, Germain Prévost, Robert Maas, Claude Hobday, Anthony Pini 1
Artur Schnabel Plays Bach & Brahms Bach, Brahms; Artur Schnabel, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Sir Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra 1
Artur Schnabel Plays Bach & Brahms, Volume II Bach, Brahms; Artur Schnabel, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, George Szell, London Philharmonic Orchestra 1
Impromptus - Allegretto Schubert; Artur Schnabel 1
Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 Beethoven; Schnabel, Stock, Chicago Symphony 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 The Complete Piano Sonatas Compilation Ludwig van Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1
Arthur Schnabel joue Ludwig van Beethoven Compilation Ludwig van Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1

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