Wührer, Friedrich

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Wührer, Friedrich (b Vienna, 1900; d Mannheim, 1975). Austrian pianist and teacher. Toured Eur. and USA as pianist 1923. Salzburg Fest. début 1938. Taught pf. at Vienna Acad. 1922–32, 1939–45, Mannheim 1934–6, 1952–7, Kiel 1936–9, Salzburg Mozarteum 1948–51, Munich 1957–68. One of best and most influential of teachers. Gave many perfs. of pf. works by Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Bartók, and Stravinsky. Comp. str. qts., pf. pieces, and songs.

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