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Walter Gieseking

For Gieseking’s notable students, see List of music students by teacher: He was criticized for this by pianists Vladimir Horowitzwho, in the book Evenings with Horowitzcalls Gieseking a “supporter of the Nazi,” and by Arthur Rubinstein who recounted in his book Gieeeking Many Years a conversation with Gieseking in which alleges he said “I am a committed Nazi.

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This article has goeseking issues. Gieseking’s 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. A few of them have recently been recorded on CD.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Walter Gieseking. His last recording project was the complete cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.


Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. There his mentor was the director Karl Leimerwith whom he later co-authored a piano method. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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 December,Gieseking suffered head injuries in a bus accident near Stuttgart, Germany, in which his wife was killed.

From to earlyhe studied at the Hanover Conservatory. 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.

Born in LyonFrance, the son of a German doctor and lepidopteristGieseking first started playing the piano at the age of four, but without formal instruction. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Views Read Edit View history.

Walter Gieseking – Wikipedia

His concert in Carnegie Hall was sold out and well received, and he was more popular than ever. This article needs additional citations for verification. 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. It became well-known to the public, for instance, that he often committed new works to memory while traveling by train, ship or plane.


His first London piano recital took place inestablishing an exceptional and lasting reputation.

This page was last giesekimg on 15 Decemberat 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.

Retrieved from ” https: Schonberg ‘s book The Great Pianistshe could even learn an entire concerto by heart in one day. He made his first appearance as a concert pianist inbut was conscripted in and spent the remainder giesekint World War I as a regimental bandsman.

Sonatine for Flute and Piano (Gieseking, Walter)

By Januaryhowever, he had been cleared by the U. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Gieseking had a very wide repertoire, ranging from gieweking 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.

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He continued to play in many other countries, and in he finally returned to the United States.