Clara Haskil

August 11, 2018
 
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.


Classical 24 Music Playlist

Illinois Arts Council Agency logo

These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

WILL Highlights

Illinois Country

View the web-exclusive series Voices of Illinois Country today