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Beethoven's Tempest Sonata mvt. 3 -- Wilhelm Kempff
Seeded by steven on 8 Jun 2008
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Author: TheGreatPerformers
Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Opus 31 No. 2 Kempff was born (1895 in Jüterbog, Brandenburg, Germany) in a family of distinguished church musicians. His father was his first teacher. He entered the Hochschule für Musik Berlin at age nine (deeply impressing the directors with his playing, improvisation and compositions) did furthur study in Potsdam, and finished up in Berlin 1916 also studying philosopy and music history. His first appearance as a soloist was with the Berlin Phil Orch in 1918, Beethovens G major piano concerto under Arthur Nikisch.....Scandinavian tours continued after the war, culminating in a award bestowed on him by King Gustav of Sweden. He was music director of Musikhochschule Stuttgart 1924-1929, and married piano pupil Helene Freiin Hiller in 1926. In 1927 took his first trip to Turkey and met with president Atatürk offering advice on appointments to Ankara college of music. Then taught at Potsdam 1931-1941 with Edwin Fischer a
Work: Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest"
iii - Allegretto
Instrument: Piano
Form/Genre: Sonata
Period: Classical