Edwin Fischer

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Birthday
6, 1886
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 24, 1960 (73)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1886
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 24, 1960 (73)

About

Considered one of the 20th century's greatest piano pedagogues and interpreters of traditional Germanic repertoire.

Before Fame

He studied music at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin with Martin Krause instructing.

Trivia

He was interested in recreating music from the Baroque and Classical eras in as historically accurate a fashion as possible.

Family Life

His father was an oboe player with the Municipal Orchestra in Basel and played viola for an amateur string quartet.

Associated With

He took Artur Schnabel's place at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik after Schnabel left Nazi Germany.