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 232,060 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Wilhelm Kempff is the 179th most popular musician (up from 183rd in 2019), the 866th most popular biography from Germany (down from 858th 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 179 out of 2,675Before him are Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Emil Gilels, Thelonious Monk, Bill Haley, Chris Isaak, and Lionel Richie. After him are Pete Seeger, Rory Gallagher, Isaac Stern, John Paul Jones, Gilberto Gil, and Alicia Keys.

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Among people born in 1895, Wilhelm Kempff ranks 61Before him are Albert Göring, Richard Walther Darré, Kurt Zeitzler, Pavel Sukhoi, Robert Graves, and Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois. After him are Richard Barthelmess, Stanley Rous, Lewis Milestone, Marcel Pagnol, Edna Purviance, and Ferdinand Čatloš. Among people deceased in 1991, Wilhelm Kempff ranks 37Before him are Stan Getz, Gunnar Gren, Arno Breker, Jean Tinguely, Leo Fender, and Don Siegel. After him are Natalia Ginzburg, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Tom of Finland, W. Arthur Lewis, Tony Richardson, and Ivan Kozhedub.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Kempff ranks 866 out of 5,289Before him are Hermann of Reichenau (1013), Udo Kier (1944), Günther Rall (1918), Gottlob Berger (1896), Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1729), and Albert of Brandenburg (1490). After him are Bernard Katz (1911), Manfred Eigen (1927), Kurt Gerstein (1905), Robert Michels (1876), Christina of Holstein-Gottorp (1573), and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Wilhelm Kempff ranks 8Before him are Clara Schumann (1819), Hans von Bülow (1830), James Last (1929), Till Lindemann (1963), Florian Schneider (1947), and Frank Farian (1941). After him are Klaus Nomi (1944), André Previn (1929), Rudolf Schenker (1948), Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), and Wilhelm Backhaus (1884).