Karl Ulrich Schnabel

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Birthday
6, 1909
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Aug 27, 2001 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1909
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Aug 27, 2001 (92)

About

Classical musician known for his interpretive individuality and poeticism, especially with Schubert's song cycles.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik from 1922 until 1926, studying under classical pianist Leonid Kreutzer and Russian composer Paul Juon.

Trivia

He managed a Massachusetts electronic laboratory during World War II as part of his war efforts on behalf of the United States.

Family Life

His father was revered pianist Artur Schnabel and his mother was famed operatic contralto and lieder singer Therese Behr.

Associated With

He fled Berlin in 1933 after Adolf Hitler assumed control.