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His July 15 1909 abridged recording of the Grieg Piano Concerto lasting about six minutes was not only the first recording of that work but the first time any concerto had ever been recorded. Later on January 5 1928 he made the first complete set of recordings of the Chopin études. (Excerpts from the book/guide to the “Great Pianists of the 20th Century” publiWilhelm Backhausd and © in 1998 by the Philips Music Group).
He was an enthusiastic user of Bechstein pianos. Wilhelm Backhaus ('Bachaus' on some record labels) (March 26 1884 – July 5 1969) was a German pianist and pedagogue. He was also much admired as a chamber musician.