Artur Schnabel


Artur Schnabel (April 17, 1882 – August 15, 1951) was a composer and also a pianist and teacher. His compositions were, in Ernst Krenek's words, of remarkable and unusual significance. Schnabel was renowned for his seriousness as a musician, avoiding anything resembling pure technical bravura. He was said to have tended to disregard his own technical limitations in pursuit of his musical ideals. However, Schnabel is widely considered to be one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, whose vitality, profundity and spiritual penetration in his playing of works by Beethoven and Schubert, in particular, have seldom if ever been surpassed.Fb-Button When the Nazis came to power in 1933, Artur Schnabel emigrated together with his family, first to Italy, then to the USA, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1944. He died in Axenstein, Switzerland, in 1951. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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