Backhaus, Wilhelm

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Backhaus, Wilhelm

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Wilhelm Backhaus was a German pianist and teacher, particularly known for his performances of music by Ludwig van Beethoven and German Romantic composers. Born in Leipzig, he began piano lessons with his mother at age 4. From 1891 to 1899, he studied at the Leipzig Conservatory, before studying with Eugen d'Albert in Frankfurt. In 1905, he won the Anton Rubinstein Competition. Throughout his life, he toured Europe and the United States regularly and held various teaching positions, including at the Curtis Institute of Music. He moved to Lugano, Switzerland in 1930 and died shortly before a concert in Villach, Austria.


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Ballon, Ellen (1898-1969)

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Ballon, Ellen had a professor named Backhaus, Wilhelm

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Ellen Ballon studied with Wilhelm Backhaus in New York from 1925 to c. 1927.

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