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Walter Klien


From the generally named great pianists from the twentieth century, Austria’s Walter Klien is among the least known. He researched with Josef Dichler and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli within the 1940s and was honored two third-place awards on the International Busoni Piano Tournaments of 1951 and 1952. non-etheless, Klien didn’t make his debut in america until 1969, concertizing most regularly in Europe. The majority of Klien’s recordings had been manufactured in Vienna for the American Vox label; in some instances Klien performed within a four-hand duet along with his friend and fellow Austrian Alfred Brendel. Klien also supported violinists Arthur Grumiaux and Wolfgang Schneiderhan in violin and piano functions. Throughout his lifestyle, Klien recorded many models for Vox that encompass the complete known keyboard result of particular composers, including Mozart, Brahms, and Schubert. His Schubert recordings are especially exceptional, and so are broadly considered on the par with or much better than the series created by Alfred Brendel — slim, clean, and processed, however expressive and deeply experienced. Vox’ reputation like a low-budget traditional label almost guaranteed that Klien’s shows would stay undervalued during his life time; however, shortly after Klien passed away, there is a razor-sharp reversal in his crucial fortunes. Although Klien’s general legacy is usually extraordinarily constant and alone rewarding, it really is his Schubert routine that represents Klien at his greatest.

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Full Name Walter Klien
Died February 10, 1991, Vienna, Austria
Profession Pianist
Music Songs Fantasy for Piano No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397, Liebestraum, Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310, 8 Variations On Come Un'agnello K. 460, Intermezzo Op. 117/3, Sonata No. 11 in A Major for Piano, K. 331: I. Theme and Variations, Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique" in C Minor, Op. 13 - Adagio Cantabile, 24 Preludes, Op. 28, Sonata for Two Pianos in D, K. 448: Allegro con spirito, Ballade In G Minor, Wlatz, Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 17 in C major, K. 296: II. Andante sostenuto, Bettina Polka, Rhapsody in G minor, Eine kleine Gigue, 9 Variations On Dezede's Arietta Lison Dormait K. 264, 6 Variations On An Allegretto K. 54, 6 Variations On Mio Caro Adone By Salieri K. 180, Intermezzo In C Sharp Minor, Intermezzo In E Flat Major, 12 Variations On An Allegretto K. 500, 12 Variations On Je Suis Lindo K. 354, 12 Variations in C Major on a Menuet by Johann Christian Fischer, K. 179, Allegro Of A Sonata In G Minor K. 312, Sonata Movement In Bb K. 400, 8 Variations On A March From Gretry's Les Mariages Samnites K. 352, 8 Variations On A Dutch Song By Christian Ernst Graaf K. Anhang 208, Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332, Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 - Adagio Sostenuto, Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545, Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 - Presto Agitato, Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 9
Albums Mozart: Complete Variations And Other Works For Solo Piano, Mozart Piano Music (piano: Walter Klien), Mozart Piano Sonatas, Volume 1, The Masterpieces - Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 "Alla Turca", Leurs amours (Mono Version), Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra K. 365 / Sonata for Two Pianos K. 448 / Fugue K. 426, Schubert: Piano Sonatas No. 16, 19 & 21 - Arpeggione Sonata, Smetana - Piano Works, Brahms: Fantasias, Op. 116, Intermezzi, Op. 117 & Piano Pieces, Op. 118 & Op. 119, Mozart: Complete Works for Solo Piano (The VoxBox Edition), Symphonien KV 73 / 132 / Klavierkonzert KV 595 / Szene mit rondo KV 490, Beethoven - Piano Sonatas - Moonlight - Pathetique - Appassionata, Favorite Piano Pieces, Brendel - Mozart - Concerto For Two Pianos And Orchestra - Sonata For Two Pianos, Brahms: Œuvre pour piano, vol. 1 (Mono Version), Bedrich Smetana: Polkas, Brahms - Fantasias - Intermezzi - Piano Pieces, The Great Composers, 24: "Moonlight" Sonata / "Appassionata" Sonata / "Pathetique" Sonata, W.A. Mozart: Die späten Violinsonaten (Eloquence), Bizet: Jeux d'enfants (Menuetto Kids - Classical Music for Children), Beethoven: PIano Sonatas Op, 57, Op. 13, Op. 27 No.2, Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365 & Sonata for Two Pianos, K. 448, The Great Sonatas for Piano and Violin, Piano Works, Mozart For Child's Brain Development, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Two Sonatas for Piano, Dvorak Vol. 4 - Piano Works, Mozart: Concerto No. 10 for 2 Pianos, Alfred Brendel & Walter Klien vs. Gaby & Robert Casadesus (Compare 3 Versions), Green Edition - Schumann: 3 Romances, Op. 28 & Cello Concerto, Op. 129, Die Berühmten Klavierwerke, My Debussy, Brahms, Vol. 11 : Piano Four Hands, Blue Edition - Schumann: 6 Studien in kanonischer Form für Orgel & Symphony No. 3, Green Edition - Schumann: 6 Studien in kanonischer Form für Orgel, Op. 56 & Violin Concerto, WoO 23, Brahms and Dvorak Dances, Masterpieces Presents Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances, Red Edition - Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 & 3 Romances, Op. 28, Green Edition - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Op. 129 & Overture, Scherzo and Finale for Orchestra, Op. 52, Dvorák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, B. 83 & 78, Antal Dorati vs. Alfred Brendel and Walter Klien (Compare 2 Versions), Ravel: Ma mère l'oye, suite, Charles Munch vs. Walter & Beatriz Klien (Compare 2 Versions), Mozart: The Piano Sonatas, Dvorák: Danze slave, Blue Edition - Schumann: 3 Romances & Kinderszenen, The Great Composers, Volume 21: Mozart: Piano concerto no. 21 in C / Piano concerto no. 22 in E-flat, Classical Selection - Schumann: Romances

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