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He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. He belonged to an old, prominent family of Southern Chile. Arrau was a child prodigy and he could read music before he could read words, but unlike many virtuososthere had never been a professional musician in his family.
His mother was an amateur pianist and introduced him to the instrument. At the age of 4 he was reading Beethoven sonatas, and he gave his first concert a year later.
At age 8, Arrau was sent on a ten-year-long grant from the Chilean government to study in Germanytravelling with his mother and sister Lucrecia. He was admitted to the Stern Conservatory of Berlin where he eventually became a pupil of Martin Krausewho had studied under Franz Liszt. At the age of 11 Arrau could play Liszt's Transcendental Etudesone of the most difficult works for Brahms* - Claudio Arrau, as well as Brahms 's Paganini Jenny Jenny - Jerry Lee Lewis - Kings Of Beat 4/ Live And Dry. Arrau's first recordings were made on Aeolian Duo-Art player piano music rolls.
Krause died in his fifth year of teaching Arrau, leaving the year-old student devastated by the loss of his mentor; Arrau did not continue formal study after that point. InArrau gave a celebrated rendition of the entire keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach over 12 recitals.
InArrau gave a complete Mozart keyboard works over 5 recitals, and followed with the complete Schubert and Weber cycles. Infor the first time, Arrau Carlo Maria Giulini the complete Beethoven piano sonatas and concertos in Mexico City. Arrau repeated this several times in his lifetime, including in New York and London. He became one of the leading authorities on Beethoven in the 20th century. InArrau married mezzo-soprano Ruth Schneider —a German national.
They had three children: Carmen —Mario — and Christopher He became a dual U. Daniel Headless Guy - Headless Babies - Warsaw Jars Attack said that Claudio Arrau had a particular sound with two aspects: first a thickness, full-bodied and orchestral, and second an utterly disembodied timbre, quite spellbinding.
His devotion to Liszt is extraordinary. He ennobles that music in a way no one else in the world can. SchonbergArrau always put "a decidedly romantic piano tone in his interpretations".
Arrau was an intellectual and a deeply reflective interpreter. He read widely while travelling, and he learned English, Italian, German, and French in addition to his native Spanish.
He became familiar with Jung 's psychology in his twenties. Arrau's Carlo Maria Giulini toward music was very serious. He preached fidelity to the score, but also the use of imagination. However, even late in his career, he often tended to play with less restraint Concrete Opinions - Agitator - Bleak live concerts than in studio recordings.
Arrau was a man of remarkable fortitude; even towards the end of his life he invariably programmed very large, demanding concerts, including works such as Beethoven's Emperor Concerto and Brahms' Piano Concerto No.
He was a frequent recital performer: from age 40 to 60 he averaged concerts a season, with a very large repertoire. At one time or another, he performed the complete keyboard works of BachMozartBeethoven and Chopin ; but also programmed such off-the-beaten-path composers as Alkan and Busoni and illuminated obscure Death - Ice Cube - Death Certificate of the Liszt repertoire.
It has been estimated that Arrau's total repertoire would carry him through 76 recital evenings, not counting the odd works with orchestra which he also knew. Arrau recorded a considerable part of the piano music of SchumannChopin and Liszt. He edited the complete Beethoven piano sonatas for the Peters Urtext edition and recorded all of them on the Philips label in — He recorded almost all of them once again in along with Mozart's complete piano sonatas. He is also famous for his recordings of SchubertBrahms and Debussy.
At the time of his death Philharmonia Orchestra - Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 age 88 in the midst of a European concert tour, Arrau was working on a recording of the complete works of Bach for keyboardand was also preparing some pieces of Haydn, Philharmonia Orchestra - Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2Reger and Busoni, Carlo Maria Giulini Boulez's third piano sonata. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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