Filling In The Gaps: Wilhelm Backhaus’ 1940s Recordings

The recording career of Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969) spanned 60 years from 1908 until the pianist’s final recital in 1969, shortly before his death. The Pearl, Biddulph, and APR labels reissued most of his 78s, while Universal Classics brought out a boxed set encompassing Backhaus’ complete Decca recordings. Although the pianist’s Mozart “Coronation” concerto recorded around … Continue reading Filling In The Gaps: Wilhelm Backhaus’ 1940s Recordings