File MS-5-2, Box 1, Folder 20 - Letter from Wilhelm Backhaus to Ellen Ballon

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Letter from Wilhelm Backhaus to Ellen Ballon

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MS-5-2, Box 1, Folder 20

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  • 1926 (Creation)
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    Backhaus, Wilhelm
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    Auckland (N.Z.)

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1 page

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(1884-1969)

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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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File contains a letter from Wilhelm Backhaus concerning his and Ellen Ballon's performances, written while Backhaus was performing in New Zealand.

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Description revised by Rebecca Shaw on January 10, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-5-2, Box 1