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pianist

Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist. Recipient Rubinstein prize in Paris, 1905.

Background

Backhaus, Wilhelm was born on March 26, 1884 in Leipzig. Son of Guido and Clara (Schoenberg) Backhaus.

Education

Student Leipzig Conservatory under Alois Reckendorf, also Frankfort-am-Main under Eugen D’Albert.

Career

Professor piano Royal College Music, Manchester, 1905. Concert tours throughout Europe, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South American.

Connections

Married Alma Herzberg.

father:
Guido Backhaus

mother:
Clara (Schoenberg) Backhaus

spouse:
Alma Herzberg.