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Wilhelm Kempff

1895 - 1991

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Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff (25 November 1895 – 23 May 1991) was a German pianist and composer. Although his repertoire included Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, Kempff was particularly well known for his interpretations of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, recording the complete sonatas of both composers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Kempff has received more than 247,479 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Wilhelm Kempff is the 176th most popular musician (up from 179th in 2019), the 848th most popular biography from Germany (up from 866th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Musician.

Wilhelm Kempff was a German pianist and composer. He is most famous for his interpretations of the works of Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.

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Among musicians, Wilhelm Kempff ranks 176 out of 2,662Before him are Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Nam June Paik, Gilberto Gil, Charles-Valentin Alkan, and Keith Jarrett. After him are Giya Kancheli, Chris Isaak, Emil Gilels, Gene Simmons, George Martin, and John Paul Jones.

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Among people born in 1895, Wilhelm Kempff ranks 58Before him are Richard Walther Darré, Stanley Rous, William Giauque, Pavel Sukhoi, Ferdinand Čatloš, and Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois. After him are Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, Lázaro Cárdenas, Edna Purviance, Richard Barthelmess, Friedrich Jeckeln, and Vinoba Bhave. Among people deceased in 1991, Wilhelm Kempff ranks 35Before him are Gene Tierney, Natalia Ginzburg, Henri Lefebvre, Claudio Arrau, Stan Getz, and Jean Tinguely. After him are Arno Breker, Leo Fender, Don Siegel, Gunnar Gren, Richard Stone, and Ivan Kozhedub.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Kempff ranks 848 out of 6,142Before him are Kurt Eisner (1867), Oswald Pohl (1892), John George III, Elector of Saxony (1647), Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse (1777), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), and Philipp Otto Runge (1777). After him are Hendrik Goltzius (1558), Fritz Strassmann (1902), Bruno Walter (1876), Arno Breker (1900), Bertha Benz (1849), and Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Wilhelm Kempff ranks 8Before him are Leopold Mozart (1719), Till Lindemann (1963), James Last (1929), Hans von Bülow (1830), Frank Farian (1941), and Rudolf Schenker (1948). After him are Klaus Nomi (1944), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806), Michael Schenker (1955), André Previn (1929), and Wilhelm Backhaus (1884).