| Harold Bauer|| Pianist|
| March 12, 1951, Miami, Florida, United States|
Harold Bauer Concert (Digitally Remastered)
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Rudolph Ganz, Josef Lhevinne, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Myra Hess
Harold Bauer Wikipedia
Harold Victor Bauer (28 April 1873 in Kingston, England – 12 March 1951 in Miami, Florida) was a noted pianist who began his musical career as a violinist.
Harold Bauer was born in Kingston upon Thames; his father was a German violinist and his mother was English. He took up the study of the violin under the direction of his father and Adolf Pollitzer. He made his debut as a violinist in London in 1883, and for nine years toured England. In 1892, however, he went to Paris and studied the piano under Ignacy Jan Paderewski for a year, though still maintaining his interest in the violin. An anecdote reports that Paderewski jokingly told Bauer to concentrate on the piano because "You have such beautiful hair". In 1893, in Paris, he and Achille Rivarde premiered Frederick Delius's Violin Sonata in B minor.
During 1893-94 he travelled all through Russia accompanying the noted soprano Mademoiselle Nikita and giving piano recitals and concerts, after which he returned to Paris. Further recitals in the French capital brought him renown, and he almost immediately received engagements in France, Germany and Spain. His reputation was rapidly enhanced by these performances, and his field of operation extended through the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Scandinavia and the United States.
In 1900, Harold Bauer made his debut in America with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, performing the U.S. premiere of Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor. On 18 December 1908, he gave the world premiere performance of Claude Debussy's piano suite Children's Corner in Paris. After that he settled in the United States, and was a founder of the Beethoven Association.
Between 1915 to 1929 he recorded over 100 pieces for the Duo-Art and Ampico reproducing pianos, one of the most prolific virtuoso pianists in this medium of his era.
Harold Bauer was also an influential teacher and editor, heading the Piano Department at the well known Manhattan School of Music. Starting in 1941, Bauer taught winter master classes at the University of Miami and served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Hartford Hartt School of Music with Maestro and Founder - Moshe Paranov and head of the Piano Department - Raymond Hanson, from 1946 until his death in 1951.
He published Harold Bauer, His Book (New York, 1948).
Bauer was married twice. He had been married to Marie Knapp (1873–1940) until her death. Sometime between 1940 and 1943, Bauer married again, to concert pianist, colleague, and former student Wynne Pyle. He had no children by either marriage.A Review of the Complete Acoustic Solo Recordings of Harold Bauer
Harold Bauer plays Bach - Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in Dm - Phillips/Duo-Art Rolls 7316/7317, issued Apr-1929