VIDEO PODCAST: Discussion about Bernard Haitink (1929-2021), Salzburg, Roger Doyle's Finnegans Wake Project, the English Symphony Orchestra, the Chopin Competition Warsaw, Los Angeles Opera and other subjects in our hour-long November 2021 video.
During a long and distinguished career, often playing on his own historical instruments, his extended repertoire included music by Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Ravel and Schubert. He performed with Furtwängler and Karajan, and made recordings with Hans Knappertsbusch, Hermann Scherchen, and George Szell. He often duplicated recordings to highlight the differences between instruments. He is the only pianist to have recorded the complete Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert piano sonatas on both modern and historical instruments.
He was known for his musical scholarship, often working with his wife, Eva Badura-Skoda. They edited a volume of piano concertos for the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe and wrote books on the interpretation of J S Bach keyboard music and Mozart piano music.
Paul Badura-Skoda died on 25 September 2019, aged ninety-one.