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Claudio Arrau

Claudio Arrau (February 6, 1903 - June 9, 1991) was a Chilean-American pianist, of world fame because of his interpretations of a huge repertory spanning from the baroque to 20th century composers.

Claudio Arrau was born in Chillan[?], the son of a pianist and an eye doctor. He was a child prodigy, giving his first concert at age 5. At age 7 he was send on a Chilean government grant to study in Germany, where he was a pupil of Martin Krause, who had studied under Franz Liszt.

At the time of his death in Mürzzuschlag[?], Austria, he was working on a CD recording of the complete works of Bach for keyboard.



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