Extractions: Munich - The famous pianist Wilhelm Kempff has died at the age of 95 in Positano, Italy. The city government announced the death of the piano virtuoso on Friday, May 24, 1991. Kempff still performed at the age of 80 with his friend Leonard Bernstein in New York City. The friendship between the two has developed after the Second World War. Bernstein praised the German: "He is one of the most interesting personalities I ever met in my life." After 1945 Kempff lived in Ammerland near Munich. His adopted home became the Italian town Positano near Naples, where he suffered a stroke. Kempff was a pianist with an unmistakable, unique touch. His interpretations of piano works of the classic and romantic styles were always stamped with a highly personal style. With the pianist Cortot, also Kempff played at the opening of a great art exhibition of his friend Arno Breker in the Orangerie in Paris in 1942 in front of an international audience. Kempff is immortalized in a magnificent bronze bust by Breker. Kempff grew up in Potsdam, studied music in Berlin and received there a thorough education as a pianist. Already in the 20's he began with an extensive touring activity which took him around the world. He performed in Japan as well as in South America and in the United States. To his friends belonged Eugen d'Albert, Georg Kulenkampff, Edwin Fischer and the legendary pianistin Elly Ney. Together with Roger Peyrefitte, Ernst Fuchs, Ronald Reagan, Dr. Uta Ranke-Heinemann, Salvador Dali and other personalities, also Kempff belonged to the Order of Alexander the Great for Science and Art.
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Extractions: by Frank Forman Version 2, 1995 May 27. Version 1 was 1990 November. We often call opposite things which are very much alike. Thus both Protestants and Catholics are Christians and both liberalism and conservatism are Western political philosophies. And Wilhelm Kempff and Wilhelm Backhaus are two German pianists whose differences very much complement each other. Backhaus' playing can be characterized as a masculine carving of solid granite. Yet within this huge, rugged framework, Backhaus is a subtle interpreter. He plays, it might be said, from the outside in. You might say he is the loudest of pianists, even in the quietest passages, because he plays with the most authority. Kempff is the opposite, or as it might be better put, the complement of Backhaus in German piano playing. With Kempff, it is not the loudness but the quiet that one hears. There is a *suspended* *tension*, a calm, and a holding back between each note and the next. Under Backhaus' playing there is a feeling of inevitable movement; with Kempff's an unfolding. He plays, as it were, from the inside out. The best example of this is the beginning of the last movement of the Waldstein Sonata of Beethoven (especially the 1951-2 monophonic LP recording). The pensive second movement has just ended, and what will become the stormy finale is quietly beginning. The volume and speed gradually pick up; but, no, Beethoven hesitates and begins quietly again again, before moving up and down still more until the work's triumphant end. Kempff keeps us suspended throughout, no matter how well we think we know the music. This is a supreme instance of his use of silence: the spaces between the notes count as much as the notes themselves.
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Extractions: about submit item become an editor feedback the entire directory only in this category Top Bands and Artists K Kempff, Wilhelm : Links Casa Orfeo Positano Foundation - In order to provide stable financial support for the courses, Wilhelm Kempff has held from 1957 to 1982 in Italy, the German Foundation was set up in 1999. The Pianist Wilhelm Kempff is dead - Obituary on the great German pianist by B. John Zavrel (May 24, 1991). Wilhelm Kempff (1895-1991) - Biographical information on "the quiet pianist" and complete discography by Frank Forman. All the Web AltaVista Google HotBot ... Yahoo This category needs an editor Help build the largest human-edited directory of the Web Submit a Site Open Directory Project Become an Editor Last update: 23:24 GMT, Saturday, July 13, 2002- edit
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Extractions: I started taking lessons from Kempff after I finished the Paris Conservatoire as he wanted it this way. I prepared several recital programmes and some concertos and went to Ammerland in June 1958 where I stayed for a week with his family in their house. We worked together for a few hours every morning and then again in the afternoon. From these lessons which started then and continued through the years I have learnt so much; the real legato playing, the subtle art of pedalling, the sense of simplicity and economy, never to exaggerate and never to lose the musical line. Initially I wanted to write down all his precious advice but he did not want this; he said that one should only remember what came naturally and each pianist having different priorities the student should never copy the master. In addition to the private lessons in Ammerland I also attended his master classes at Positano in Casa Orfeo. In this magnificent place on the heights above the Mediterranean sea Kempff had created the noblest of music academies.
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Programme Translate this page romatic works of Adolph von Henselt (1814 1889) and the compositions of wilhelm kempff (1895 1991), who was not only an exceptional pianist but also an http://www.ruediger-steinfatt.de/portrait.htm
Extractions: deutsch english francais deutsch Der Name Steinfatt durch die Wiederentdeckung des deutschen Romantikers Adolph Henselt Wilhelm Kempffs Klavier-Konzertabende erinnert? Wenige aber nur wissen, dass der in der ganzen Welt geliebte Pianist ein ebenso geistreicher und phantasievoller Komponist war. Kempffs "Totentanz" verschiedene Werke Wilhelm Kempffs in vielen Ländern der Welt auf, und hat einige andere Werke (z. B. das "Fränkische Bilderbuch" op. 48) aus der völligen Vergessenheit wieder zu neuem Leben erweckt. english Throughout highly acclaimed career his name has represented true musical quality and has touched critics and music lovers alike. Steinfatts broad piano repertoire covers music from baroque to the 20 th century masters. Features in Steinfatts programme are shown in the romatic works of Adolph von Henselt (1814 1889) and the compositions of Wilhelm Kempff (1895 1991), who was not only an exceptional pianist but also an imaginative and moving composer. In April 1995 Steinfatt played Kempffs "Totentanz"
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Extractions: Back to Index Christopher Jones writes: "In our discussion of music and noise, I forgot to mention the example of Ataturk and the German/Prussian concert pianist Wilhelm Kempff. In 1927, Kempff visited Ankara and was introduced to Mustapha Kemal who underscored to Kempff the importance of his reforms to create a modern Turkish state on the ashes of the old Ottoman empire. Ataturk told Kempff that every great movement in human history has to be accompanied by music if it is to succeed. Kempff, who was probably the greatest living expert in the music of L.v. Beethoven, said that real music is polyphonic and advised Ataturk on the right music to accompany the foundation of the Turkish republic. Kempff (1895-1991) was a brilliant pianist was never a party member of the National Socialists". RH:
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Extractions: SCHUMANN: Arabesque in C, Op. 18. Papillons , Op. 2. , Op. 6. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 "The Tempest." Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight." Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90. BONUS: SCHUMANN: Novelletten , Op. 21 No. 1. BARTOK: Out of Doors
Extractions: This disc presents one of the 20th century's greatest and most distinctive pianists in music of two pianist-composers, Schumann and Beethoven, who were among his most treasured specialties. The playing is fluent, brilliant without ever being flashy, and phrased and accented with a totally unique flavor. Kempff has power to spare, but he uses it with a restraint that heightens its impact. Kempff's style is an attractive blend of intelligence and lyric grace; he is, like Alfred Brendel. a thinking man's pianist, but his joyful plunge into the lighter moments is as significant as his subtle explorations of the music's depths. In this collection, taken from television broadcasts in the 1960s and 1970, Schumann is presented essentially as a brilliant miniaturist, Beethoven as a devotee of larger and deeper forms. Kempff takes the measure of both styles. A bonus presents a less-known but fine pianist, Dino Ciani, in Schumann's Novelette, Op. 21, No. 1 and two numbers from Bartok's 'Out of Doors' Suite.
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Extractions: Beethoven: Klaverkonsert nr. 5 ('Keiser'-konserten), Hammerklavier-sonaten Wilhelm Kempff Kempff Men Kempff Kempff Summary in English Wilhelm Kempff is the sensible pianist of this century's greatest pianists. He was the opposite of the virtuoso pianist. He is foremost famous for his Beethoven interpretations and performed the german piano literature from Mozart to Brahms. He was an active componist with several operas and symphonies. Not so very known for these he had a special capability in writing cadenzas for the five piano concertos of Beethoven and even some of Mozart's. On this compilation we hear sensible piano music by Brahms and Schumann. Kjell Moe
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Pianist - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia A performing classical pianist usually starts playing piano at a very young age Jeno Jando; William Kapell; Julius Katchen; Freddy Kempf; wilhelm kempff; Olga Kern; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pianist
Extractions: A pianist is a person who plays the piano A professional pianist can perform solo pieces, play with an orchestra or smaller ensemble , or accompany one or more singers or solo instrumentalists A performing classical pianist usually starts playing piano at a very young age, some as early as three years old. Many well-known classical composers were able pianists themselves; for example, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ludwig van Beethoven Franz Liszt Frederic Chopin ... Robert Schumann , and Sergei Rachmaninov were all virtuoso pianists. Some pianists have special preferences as to which composer's music they play. Most western forms of music can make use of the piano. Consequently, pianists have a wide variety of forms and styles to choose from, including jazz classical music , and all sorts of popular music Well-known or influential classical pianists: See List of jazz pianists Well known blues pianists include: Ray Charles also jazz, and