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WILHELM BACKHAUS – 3 CD-set

WILHELM BACKHAUS 

Wilhelm Backhaus was one of the world’s most renowned pianists of the 20th century.

SWR Music 3-CD set SWR19057 @ £24 plus P&P
CD 1 

Konzert Ludwigsburg, Schloss, Ordenssaal, 1953
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Klaviersonate C-Dur op. 2 Nr. 3
Klaviersonate Nr. 21 C-Dur op. 53 (Waldstein)

CD 2 
Recital Ludwigsburg, Schloss, Ordenssaal, 1953 (Forts.)
Klaviersonate Nr. 29 B-Dur op. 106 (Hammerklavier)
Konzert Stuttgart, Liederhalle, 1962
Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 Es-Dur op. 73

CD 3 
Konzert Stuttgart, Liederhalle, 1959
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 B-Dur op. 83
Zugaben | Encores
Walzer H-Dur op. 39, 1
Walzer E-Dur op. 39, 2
Walzer Cis-Dur op. 39, 6

ORIGINAL SWR TAPES REMASTERED 1953–1962

Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano | Klavier)
Südfunk-Sinfonieorchester,  Joseph Keilberth 
Südfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Hans Müller-Kray  

Wilhelm Backhaus, who in 1905 won the distinguished Anton Rubinstein competition in Paris at the age of 21, limited his repertoire after the Second World War to works by the great masters Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Haydn and Schumann. These three piano recitals from 1953, 1959 and 1962 present the pianist in the mature stage of his artistry.

Contains all the recordings that Wilhelm Backhaus made for SWR.

Most of the recordings are being released for the first time.

Three legendary performances from 1953 (Ordensaal Schloss Ludwigsburg), December 1959 (Liederhalle Stuttgart) and March 1962 (Liederhalle Stuttgart).

SWR Music 3-CD set SWR19057 @ £24 plus P&P


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