Classics of the Phonograph

Edwin Fischer


By Sander van der Wel from Netherlands - [35/365] Piano, CC BY-SA 2.0,

The Swiss pianist Edwin Fischer was one of the outstanding performers of the middle of the 20th century. He was the first keyboard artist to record all 48 preludes and fugues of Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier." In the dual role of pianists and conductor, his recordings of Mozart piano concertos were equally famous.

On this week’s Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM 90.9, we will hear some of his outstanding performances.