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Friedrich Gulda (16 May 1930 - 27 January 2000) was an Austrian pianist.

Born in Vienna as the son of a teacher, Gulda began learning to play the piano from Felix Pazofsky at the age of 7; in 1942, he entered the Vienna Music Academy, where he studied piano and musical theory under Bruno Seidlhofer and Joseph Marx. After winning first prize at the International Competition in Geneva four years later, in 1946, he began going on concert tours throughout the… read more

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  • FINALLY, here is a man who absolutely knows how to play the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. NO fussiness. Just correct tempos especially good at that), correct phrasing (excellent!), and correct, unfussy articulations. When I hear him play Bach, I hear bach, NOT Gulda. In other words, I hear the music, not the performer.
  • Love his Beethoven, and even more his Mozart sonatas..
  • Same. I love his Beethoven but also prefer Kempff. Kempff's Hammerklavier is among the best performances of any piece I've ever heard.
  • Точно могу сказать, что это соната Моцарта
  • progressive?? dear me.
  • he was a bit crazy, but he's my antetype
  • brilliant pianist, tagged totally wrong here :(

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