Sauer, Emil (Georg Konrad) von

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Sauer, Emil (Georg Konrad) von

Sauer, Emil (Georg Konrad) von, eminent German pianist and pedagogue; b. Hamburg, Oct. 8, 1862; d. Vienna, April 27, 1942. He was a student of Nikolai Rubinstein in Moscow (1879–91) and of Liszt in Weimar (1884–85). On Jan. 13, 1885, he made his formal debut in Berlin. In 1894 he toured England for the first time. He made his U.S. debut as soloist in both the Beethoven Emperor and Henselt concertos at the Metropolitan Opera House in N.Y. with Emil Paur conducting on Jan. 10, 1899. From 1901 to 1907, and again from 1915, he was a prof. at the Meisterschule für Klavierspiel at the Vienna Cons. He also continued to appear as a virtuoso until 1936. In 1917 he was ennobled for his services to music. Sauer was especially known for his interpretations of the Romantic repertoire. He also was a composer and wrote 2 piano concertos, 2 piano sonatas, and many piano etudes. He also edited an edition of the piano music of Brahms. His autobiography was publ, as Meine Welt (Stuttgart, 1901).

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