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Wilhelm Backhaus

1884 - 1969

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Wilhelm Backhaus ('Bachaus' on some record labels) (26 March 1884 – 5 July 1969) was a German pianist and pedagogue. He was particularly well known for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Brahms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Backhaus has received more than 137,875 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm Backhaus is the 345th most popular musician (down from 318th in 2019), the 1,594th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,426th in 2019) and the 14th most popular German Musician.

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Among musicians, Wilhelm Backhaus ranks 345 out of 2,662Before him are Michael Cretu, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Cliff Williams, Burt Bacharach, Grigory Sokolov, and Ginger Baker. After him are Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Lee Soo-man, Bo Diddley, Liberace, Florian Schneider, and Farid al-Atrash.

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Among people born in 1884, Wilhelm Backhaus ranks 56Before him are Ivan Maisky, Princess Helen of Serbia, Béla Balázs, Clark L. Hull, Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Georges Duhamel. After him are Johan Laidoner, Eugène Tisserant, Drastamat Kanayan, Alexander Belyaev, Halide Edib Adıvar, and Yasuji Okamura. Among people deceased in 1969, Wilhelm Backhaus ranks 56Before him are René Barrientos, Erika Mann, Joseph Kosma, Leo McCarey, Ernest Ansermet, and Dragiša Cvetković. After him are Frederic Bartlett, Korney Chukovsky, Mikio Naruse, Markian Popov, Grażyna Bacewicz, and Jiří Trnka.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Backhaus ranks 1,594 out of 6,142Before him are Albrecht Penck (1858), Thomas Müller (1989), Rupert II, Elector Palatine (1325), Wilhelm Zaisser (1893), Viktor Brack (1904), and Mike Nichols (1931). After him are Horst Eckel (1932), Heinrich Göbel (1818), Gottfried Böhm (1920), Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736), Wolfgang Wagner (1919), and Johann Arndt (1555).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Wilhelm Backhaus ranks 14Before him are Wilhelm Kempff (1895), Klaus Nomi (1944), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806), Michael Schenker (1955), and André Previn (1929). After him are Florian Schneider (1947), Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach (1715), Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923), Richard Z. Kruspe (1967), Matthias Jabs (1955), and Bert Kaempfert (1923).