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Sonatine for Flute and Piano (Gieseking, Walter)

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Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Giesfking Gieseking’s notable students, see List of music students by teacher: Hitler is saving our country. Today, though, he is particularly remembered for his recordings of the complete piano works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the two French impressionist masters Claude Giseeking and Maurice Ravelvirtually all of whose solo piano music he recorded on LP for EMI in the early s the Mozart and Debussy sets have recently been re-released on CDafter recording much of it for Columbia in the s and s, some of giesekung have also been re-released on CD.

This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat He continued to play in many other countries, and in he finally returned to the United States. Schonberg ‘s book The Great Pianistshe could even learn an entire concerto giesekkng heart in one day. Views Read Edit View history. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. By Januaryhowever, he had been cleared by the U.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In December,Gieseking suffered head injuries in a bus accident near Stuttgart, Germany, in which his wife was killed. He made his first appearance as a concert pianist inbut was conscripted in and spent the remainder of World War I as a regimental bandsman.

From to earlyhe studied at the Hanover Conservatory. This article has multiple issues. Sometimes, according to Harold C.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. From his early instruction in the Leimer method, he usually studied new pieces away from the piano. Gieseking had a very wide repertoire, ranging from giesekong pieces by Bach and the core works by Beethoven to the concertos of Rachmaninoff and more modern works by composers such as BusoniHindemithSchoenberg and the lesser-known Italian Petrassi.

There his mentor was the director Karl Leimerwith whom he later co-authored a piano method. Because of his gifts of a natural technique, perfect pitch, and abnormally acute faculty for memorization, Gieseking was able to master unfamiliar repertoire with relatively little practice.

It became well-known to the public, for instance, that he often committed new works to memory while traveling by train, ship or plane.

Walter Gieseking

This article needs additional citations for verification. He gave the premiere of Pfitzner ‘s Piano Concerto in November Learn how and when to remove this template message. He was criticized for this by pianists Vladimir Horowitzwho, in the book Evenings with Horowitzcalls Gieseking flue “supporter of the Nazi,” and by Arthur Rubinstein who recounted in his book My Many Years a conversation with Gieseking in which alleges he said “I am a committed Nazi.

Born in LyonFrance, the son of a German doctor and lepidopteristGieseking first started playing the piano gieseeking the age of four, but without formal instruction.

Walter Gieseking – Wikipedia

Gieeseking performance of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concertoin which anti-aircraft fire is audible, is one of the earliest stereo recordings, following a rendition of the same work in for Columbia, with Bruno Walter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. As Gieseking’s father had earned a living as a lepidopteristGieseking also devoted much time to the collecting of butterflies and moths throughout his life.


He had completed the first three movements and, the following day, was due to record the rondo finale but died a few days later of postoperative complications for the relief of pancreatitis. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Walter Gieseking. Although there had been other protests in Australia and Fute, for examplehis American tour fltue the only group of concerts actually cancelled due to the outcry.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. His family travelled frequently and he was privately educated.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. His concert in Flure Hall was sold out and well received, and he was more popular than ever. Parallel to Gieseking’s work as a performing artist he was also a composer, but even in his lifetime his compositions were hardly known, and he made no attempt to give them publicity.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Although some of his performances, particularly live, could be marred by wrong notes, Gieseking’s best performances, as in studio recording sessions, were virtually flawless.

His last recording project was the complete cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.