Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff (25 November – 23 May ) was a German pianist . He also prepared a number of Bach transcriptions, including the Siciliano from the Flute Sonata in E-flat major, that have been recorded by Kempff. hi to all – siciliano arranged by Kempff. «on: January 12, , AM». heres the sheet music i searched over the net – and found it on some torrent site. “Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit”, BWV – – Arranged by Wilhelm Kempff. By Johann 2 in E-Flat Major, BWV – Arr. Wilhelm Kempff: Siciliano.

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An entire chapter is devoted to Kempff. He avoided extreme tempos and display for its own sake.

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Between and he performed ten times in Sicliiano a small Japanese island was named Kenpu-san in his honor [ citation needed ]. Although his repertoire included BachMozartChopinSchumannLiszt and BrahmsKempff was particularly well known for his interpretations of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubertrecording the complete sonatas of both composers.

His association with the Berlin Philharmonic spanned over sixty years. Inhe was co-founder of the summer courses at Marmorpalais Potsdam. He regards Kempff as the “most rhythmical” of his colleagues.

As a performer Kempff stressed lyricism and spontaneity in music, particularly effective in intimate pieces or passages.


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Retrieved from ” https: Siciilano dedicated to both Schubert and Kempff. The pianist Alfred Brendel has written that Kempff “played on impulse He died in PositanoItaly, in at the age of 95, five years after his wife, whom he had married in He always strove for a singing, lyrical quality.

He composed for almost every genre and used his own cadenzas for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1—4. He also recorded two sets of the complete Beethoven sonatas and one early, almost complete set on shellac —one in mono kekpff and the other in stereo — Great Pianists of Our Time.

He recorded the complete Beethoven piano concertos twice as well, both with the Berlin Philharmonic ; the first from the early s in mono with Paul van Kempenand the later in stereo from the early s with Ferdinand Leitner.

Please help improve this article sicilianoo adding citations to reliable sources. He was the first to record the complete sonatas of Franz Schubert, long before these works became popular.

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He gave his last public performance in Paris inand then retired for health reasons Parkinson’s Disease [ citation needed ]. He continued teaching there once a year until His grandfather was also an organist and his brother Georg became director of church music at the University of Erlangen.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 9 May Brendel helped choose the selections for Phillip’s “Great Pianists of the 20th Century” issue of Kempff recordings, and wrote in the notes that Kempff “achieves things that are beyond him” in his “unsurpassable” recording of Liszt’s first Legende, “St. Francis Preaching to the Birds.


Kempff made his first London appearance in and his first in New York in When pianist Artur Schnabel undertook his pioneering complete recording of the Beethoven sonatas in the s, he told EMI that if he didn’t complete the cycle, they should have Kempff complete the remainder — even though the two pianists took noticeably different approaches to the composer for example, Schnabel preferred extremely fast or slow tempos, while Kempff preferred moderate ones.

Later, when Kempff was in Finlandthe composer Jean Sibelius asked him to play the slow movement of Beethoven’s 29th Sonata, the Hammerklavier ; after Kempff finished, Sibelius told him, “You did not play that as a pianist but rather as a human being.

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This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat You then would take something home that you never heard elsewhere. For Schubert sonatas which were left incomplete, Kempff recorded only the completed movements and not the fragments.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. His wife died in The New York Times.