Artur Schnabel


Born
in Lipnik (Kunzendorf) near Bielitz, Galicia (today a part of Bielsko-Biała), Poland
April 17, 1882

Died
August 15, 1951

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Artur Schnabel 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 a 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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My Life and Music

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Född till musiker

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Sonata for Violin and Piano

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“The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides.”
Artur Schnabel

“The sonatas of Mozart are unique; they are too easy for children, and too difficult for artists.”
Artur Schnabel

“I only know two kinds of audiences - one coughing, and one not coughing.”
Artur Schnabel, My Life and Music

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