Artur Schnabel


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Artur Schnabel (April 17, 1882 – August 15, 1951) was an Austrian classical pianist, who also composed and taught. Schnabel was known for his intellectual seriousness as a musician, avoiding pure technical bravura. Among the 20th century's most respected and most important pianists, his playing displayed a vitality, profundity and spirituality in the Austro-German classics, particularly the works ... more »

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  • ''The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes—ah, that is where the art resides.''
    Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), German-born U.S. pianist. Quoted in Chicago Daily News (June 11, 1958).
  • ''Applause is a receipt, not a bill.''
    Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), German-born U.S. pianist. Quoted in Irving Kolodin, "Ovation and Triumph," The Musical Life (1958). Explaining why he ...
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