Classics of the Phonograph

Clara Haskil

Upright piano hammers and dampers.

Upright piano hammers and dampers. Wikimedia Commons

Pianist Clara Haskil, born in Bucharest in 1895, gained early fame playing with such renowned musicians as Pablo Casals. Sickness interrupted her career, but she reached greatness as a performer after World War II, before her untimely death in 1960. She was especially known for her performances of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear some samples of her artistry.