Karl Engel

Pianist. Born 1 June 1923. Died 2 September 2006
Karl Engel
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1923-06-01
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Karl Engel

Karl Engel Biography (Wikipedia)

Karl (Rudolf) Engel (Birsfelden, 1 June 1923 - Chernex, 2 September 2006) was a Swiss pianist.

In 1952 Engel was awarded the second prize at the Queen Elisabeth competition. Throughout his concert career, he cultivated the art song repertory and worked extensively on works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann. He also held a professorship at Musikhochschule Hannover for three decades.

Engel was a student of Paul Baumgartner (1903–1976) at the Basel Conservatory from 1942 to 1945. After World War II, he studied with Alfred Cortot at the École Normale de Musique de Paris in 1947-1948. In 1952, he won 2nd prize at the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition in Brussels.

Karl Engel toured internationally as a soloist with orchestras, a recitalist and a chamber music performer. He became particularly known for his complete cycles of Mozart piano concertos 1974-1976, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Leopold Hager (Till Engel & L. Hager playing the two double concertos KV 242 & 365) and sonatas, and the Beethoven Piano Sonatas. His performances of complete piano works of Robert Schumann during the 1970s were highly esteemed. He also distinguished himself as an accompanist, often appearing in Lieder recitals with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hermann Prey, Peter Schreier and Brigitte Fassbaender. Among his chamber music partners were the cellist Pablo Casals, the violinist Yehudi Menuhin and the Melos Quartet.

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Johannes Brahms
Fragen, Op.64 no.3
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Fragen, Op.64 no.3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in C major K.545 for piano
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Sonata in C major K.545 for piano
SCHUBERT, Edith Mathis, Karl Engel & Kurt Weber
Der Hirt Auf Dem Felsen
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Der Hirt Auf Dem Felsen
Johannes Brahms
Liebeslieder waltzes Op.52 No's 1-9
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Liebeslieder waltzes Op.52 No's 1-9
Johannes Brahms
Neue Liebeslieder - Zum Schluss
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Neue Liebeslieder - Zum Schluss
Johannes Brahms
Neue Liebeslieder - Flammenauge, dunkles Haar
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Neue Liebeslieder - Flammenauge, dunkles Haar
Karl Engel
Sonata No. 1 in C major, K279
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Sonata No. 1 in C major, K279
Johannes Brahms
Drei Quartette, Op.31: II. Neckerein
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Drei Quartette, Op.31: II. Neckerein
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No 16 in C major, K 545 (feat. Karl Engel)
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Piano Sonata No 16 in C major, K 545 (feat. Karl Engel)
Gustav Mahler
Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht (from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) (feat. Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau & Karl Engel)
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Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht (from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) (feat. Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau & Karl Engel)
Franz Schubert
Violin Sonata No 1 in D major, D 384, 'Sonatina' (3rd mvt) (feat. Karl Engel & Ulf Hoelscher)
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Violin Sonata No 1 in D major, D 384, 'Sonatina' (3rd mvt) (feat. Karl Engel & Ulf Hoelscher)
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