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Wilhelm Backhaus

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 26th, 1884 (Leipzig), Died July 5th, 1969 (Villach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 2596f 12-in. 9/29/1908 Prelude in C sharp minor Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 2601f 12-in. 9/29/1908 Liebesträum (Nocturne no. 3, opus 62) Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 2649f 12-in. 10/19/1908 Suite des pièces : The harmonious blacksmith Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 2650f 12-in. 10/19/1908 Prelude, op. 28, no. 1 Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 2651f 12-in. 10/19/1908 Norwegian wedding march Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 2653f 12-in. 10/19/1908 Perpetuum mobile Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 2654f 12-in. 10/19/1908 Fantasie impromptu Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 2840f 12-in. 2/19/1909 Étude in G sharp minor Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone Bb13829 10-in. 6/18/1928 Tango (Isaac Albéniz, Op. 165, No. 2; arr. Godowski) Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone Bb14642 10-in. 10/15/1928 Aufschwung Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Backhaus, Wilhelm," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104519.

Backhaus, Wilhelm. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104519.

"Backhaus, Wilhelm." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104519

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