Classics of the Phonograph

Paul Badura-Skoda


Paul Badura-Skoda playing the piano. Wikimedia Commons

The Viennese pianist Paul Badura-Skoda died recently at age 91. He was an LP recording star of the 1950s on Westminster Records. Later in life, he dedicated himself to the possibilities of playing the Viennese classics on historic instruments. He was unusual in that he recorded the music  of Mozart and Beethoven on both historic and modern pianos. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear a sampling of Badura-Skoda's playing.