Claudio Arrau


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(b Chillán, Chile, 1903; d Mürzzuschlag, Austria, 1991).

Chilean pianist (Amer. cit. 1979). Début Chillán 1908 (aged 5). Début Berlin 1914. Prof. of pf., Stern Cons., Berlin, 1924–40. Won Grand Prix de Genève 1927. London début 1922, USA 1923. Salzburg Fest. début 1938. Founded own pf. sch. in Santiago 1940. Settled in USA 1941. Superb interpreter of Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms. Played all Bach's kbd. mus. in 12 recitals in Berlin, 1935–6.

Subjects: Music — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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