Artur Schnabel

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Birthday
17, 1882
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 15, 1951 (69)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1882
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 15, 1951 (69)

About

Classical pianist who acquired the title, "the man who invented Beethoven," for his interpretations of the legendary composer's works.

Before Fame

He took lessons from Eusebius Mandyczewski, Johannes Brahms' assistant, eventually associating with the composer and witnessing Brahms' piano playing.

Trivia

He fled Berlin for England in 1933 after the Nazi Party took over. He would eventually settle in the United States in 1939.

Family Life

He was married to Therese Behr Schnabel from 1905 until 1951, and they had two kids named Karl Ulrich Schnabel and Stefan Schnabel. His father, Isidor Schnabel, was a textile merchant.

Associated With

His interpretations of a variety of composers were legendary and included his recordings of Johann Sebastian Bach's works.