Artur Schnabel Quotes

I am the only person here who is enjoying this, and I get the money; they pay and have to suffer.

 
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Artur Schnabel
Artur Schnabel
  • Born: April 17, 1882
  • Died: August 15, 1951
  • Nationality: Polish
  • Profession: Pianist Composer

Artur Schnabel was an Austrian classical pianist, composer, and teacher. Schnabel was known for his intellectual seriousness as a musician, avoiding pure technical bravura. Among the 20th century's most respected and most important pianists, his playing displayed marked vitality, profundity and spirituality in the Austro-German classics, particularly the works of Beethoven and Schubert. His performances of these compositions have often been hailed as models of interpretative penetration. His best-known recording is of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas; recorded between 1932 and 1935, it is the first recording ever made of the complete cycle of 32 sonatas, leading Harold C. Schonberg to refer to Schnabel as "the man who invented Beethoven". In 2018 the Library of Congress selected it to be placed in the National Recording Registry, for its historical significance (not available online)