Wilhelm Backhaus


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(b Leipzig, 1884; d Villach, Austria, 1969). Ger. pianist. Made first concert tour age 16; later toured world. Prof. of pf., RMCM in 1905. Salzburg Fest. début 1953. Noted Beethoven interpreter, recording most of the sonatas after his 80th birthday.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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