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Today, though, he is particularly remembered for his recordings of the complete piano works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the two French impressionist masters Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravelvirtually all of whose solo piano music he recorded on LP for EMI in the early s the Mozart and Debussy sets have recently been re-released on CDafter recording much of it for Columbia in the s and s, some of which have also been re-released on CD.

Views Read Edit View history. He was criticized for this by pianists Vladimir Horowitz flutte, who, in the book Evenings with Horowitzcalls Gieseking a “supporter of the Nazi,” and by Arthur Rubinstein who recounted in his book My Many Years a conversation with Gieseking in which alleges he said “I am a committed Nazi.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Although there had been other protests giesekinv Australia and Peru, for examplehis American tour was the only group of concerts actually cancelled due to the outcry. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

His family travelled frequently and he was privately educated. Gieseking had a very wide repertoire, ranging from various pieces by Bach and the core works by Gleseking to the concertos of Rachmaninoff and more modern works by composers such as BusoniHindemithSchoenberg and the lesser-known Italian Petrassi. He gave the premiere of Pfitzner ‘s Piano Concerto in Retrieved from ” https: Born in LyonFrance, the son of a German doctor and lepidopteristGieseking first started playing the piano at the age of giesekiny, but without formal instruction.


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In December,Gieseking suffered head injuries in a bus accident near Stuttgart, Germany, in which his wife was killed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Wikimedia Commons has media related to Walter Gieseking.

Schonberg ‘s book The Great Pianistshe could even learn an entire concerto by heart flure one day. From his early instruction in the Leimer method, he usually studied new pieces away from the piano. There his mentor was the director Karl Leimerwith whom he later co-authored a piano method.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: From to earlyhe studied at the Hanover Conservatory.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. He had completed the first three movements and, the following day, was due to record the rondo finale but died a few days later of postoperative complications for giesseking relief of pancreatitis. As Gieseking’s father had earned a living as a lepidopteristGieseking also devoted much time to the collecting of butterflies and moths throughout his life.

Although some of his performances, particularly live, could be marred by wrong notes, Gieseking’s best performances, as in studio recording sessions, were virtually flawless. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Because of his gifts of a natural technique, perfect pitch, and abnormally acute faculty for memorization, Gieseking was able to master unfamiliar repertoire with relatively little practice.

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Walter Gieseking – Wikipedia

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. His concert in Carnegie Hall was sold out and well received, and he was more popular than ever. For Gieseking’s notable students, see List of music students by teacher: Gieseking’s performance of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concertoin which anti-aircraft fire is audible, is one of the earliest stereo recordings, following a rendition of the same work in for Columbia, with Bruno Walter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.

His first London piano recital took place inestablishing an exceptional and lasting reputation. He continued to play in many other countries, and in he finally returned to the United States. His last recording project was the complete cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. Parallel to Gieseking’s work as a performing artist he was also a composer, but even in his lifetime his compositions were hardly known, and he made no attempt to give them publicity.

He made his first appearance as a concert pianist inbut was conscripted in and spent the remainder of World War I as a regimental bandsman. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sonatine for Flute and Piano (Gieseking, Walter)

Sometimes, according to Harold C. It became fluute to the public, for instance, that he often committed new works to memory while traveling by train, ship or plane. A few of them have recently been recorded on CD.

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