Paul Badura-Skoda

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Paul Badura-Skoda in concert

Paul Badura-Skoda (6 October 1927 – 25 September 2019) was an Austrian pianist, known for his performances on historical instruments.[1]

In 1947 he won first prize in the Austrian Music Competition. Badura-Skoda was a part of the ""Viennese Troika" along with Friedrich Gulda and Jörg Demus. In 1974 he went on a tour in all the large cities in South Africa.

Badura-Skoda was performing works of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and also had an extensive repertoire including many works of Chopin and Ravel. In his collection Badura-Skoda kept a few period instruments including replicas, which he used in concerts and for recordings. As a successful recording artist, Badura-Skoda made over 200 records, including many duplicates created to highlight the sound of different pianos.[2] He died on 25 September 2019.

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  1. Elste, Martin (2001). "Badura-Skoda [Badura], Paul". Grove Music Online. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.01751. ISBN 978-1-56159-263-0. Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  2. "Paul Badura-Skoda Interview with Bruce Duffie . . . . ". Retrieved 2021-07-19.

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