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 This area is dedicated to friends and former students of Karl Ulrich Schnabel who wish to share their memories and experiences with the master. 

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New Music Publication: Drei Fantasiestücke (Three Fantasy Pieces)

The latest sheet music publication of the Schnabel Music Foundation features Artur Schnabel’s entries into a student composition competition Professor Theodor Leschetizky had sponsored in 1898. With each of the three pieces Schnabel garnered a prize.  Leschetitzky thus handed Schnabel … Continue reading

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New Book: The Teaching of Karl Ulrich Schnabel

 Richard RhodesThe Teaching of Karl Ulrich Schnabel Born in Berlin in 1909, Karl Ulrich Schnabel—son of the pianist Artur Schnabel and the singer Therese Behr—studied with his father as well as with Leonid Kreutzer at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik. … Continue reading

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Artur Schnabel String Quartet No. 1 and Notturno Recording on CD

  Artur Schnabel the composer In 1901 Schnabel gave his very successful piano début, playing his own Piano Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic. Hardly had he turned 21 than he achieved his final breakthrough with his rousingly acclaimed performances of … Continue reading

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First Recording of Artur Schnabel’s Piano Quintet

The monumental Piano Quintet composed by Artur Schnabel in 1914 has finally been recorded by the Pellegrini Quartet with Irmela Roelcke playing the piano part. Before the recording the Quintet was performed in concert a number of times. The premiere … Continue reading

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SMF Featured in International Piano

The November/December 2009 issue of International Piano featured a five page tribute written by Stephen Wigler to Karl Ulrich Schnabel’s 100th birthday.  In that article Wigler recounts how Claude Frank and Leon Fleisher reminisced about their experiences as students of Artur … Continue reading

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Schnabel Music Foundation Receives Awards for Music Publications

Paul Revere Awards of the Music Publishers’ Association of the United States Each year outstanding examples of graphic design are selected to be honored by the Paul Revere Award. This award acknowledges publishers for their efforts in creating art for … Continue reading

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