Paul Badura-Skoda

Artist photo of Paul Badura-Skoda - Piano

PAUL BADURA-SKODA is one of the most important pianists of our time. A legendary artist who has been heard in all the world´s greatest concert halls, and for years was the pianist who had the largest number of records available in the market. His musical personality is characterized by complete immersion in music, a passionate search for the essential, and a sense of artistic responsibility. It soon becomes evident to any listener that he loves music with every part of his being.

In 1945, Badura-Skoda entered the Vienna Conservatory, and two years later won first prize in the Austrian Music Competition and a scholarship which allowed him to study with Edwin Fischer. These years laid the foundation for Badura-Skoda´s artistic future. In 1949, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Herbert von Karajan became aware of Badura-Skoda´s outstanding talent, and invited him to play concerts. Practically overnight the young viennese became a world-famous artist.

Paul Badura-Skoda has recorded a vast repertoire – more than 200 LPs and dozens of compact discs including the complete cycles of the piano sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Paul Badura-Skoda

CD album cover 'Franz Schubert' (GEN 16425) with Paul Badura-Skoda

Franz Schubert

Sonate D-Dur D 850 "Gastein Sonate" & Drei Klavierstücke D 946

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano

GEN 16425  –  8.4.2016

CD album cover 'Paul Badura-Skoda Plays Ludwig van Beethoven' (GEN 14331) with Paul Badura-Skoda

Paul Badura-Skoda Plays Ludwig van Beethoven

The Last Three Piano Sonatas and "Hammerklavier" Sonata No. 29

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano

GEN 14331  –  5.9.2014

CD album cover 'Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert' (GEN 12251) with Paul Badura-Skoda

Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert

Klaviersonate in B-Dur D 960
Drei Klavierstücke D 946

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano

GEN 12251  –  2.1.2013

CD album cover 'Paul Badura-Skoda and Friends' (GEN 11200) with Paul Badura-Skoda, David Oistrach, Jean Fournier ...

Paul Badura-Skoda and Friends

Chamber Music

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano
David Oistrach violin
Jean Fournier Violin
Antonio Janigro Cello
Wolfgang Schneiderhan Violin
Küchl Quartett

GEN 11200  –  14.10.2011

CD album cover 'Johannes Brahms' (GEN 89155) with Paul Badura-Skoda, Felix Korobov ...

Johannes Brahms

Piano Concerto No. 1

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano
Felix Korobov Conductor
Orchestra of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre

GEN 89155  –  23.10.2009

CD album cover 'Joseph Haydn' (GEN 89145 ) with Paul Badura-Skoda, Wiener Concertverein

Joseph Haydn

Drei Klavierkonzerte
(Nr. 1 F-Dur, Nr. 2 G-Dur, Nr. 3 D-Dur), aufgenommen 2008 in Wien

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano
Wiener Concertverein

GEN 89145  –  24.4.2009

CD album cover 'Franz Schubert' (GEN 88125) with Paul Badura-Skoda

Franz Schubert

Sonate in a-moll D 784
Sonate in A-Dur D 959, aufgenommen 2008 in Wien

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano

GEN 88125  –  23.5.2008

CD album cover 'Ludwig van Beethoven: Die fünf Klavierkonzerte' (GEN 87102) with Paul Badura-Skoda ...

Ludwig van Beethoven: Die fünf Klavierkonzerte

Zum 80. Geburtstag Paul Badura-Skodas
Historische Aufnahmen 1951–58,
erhielt den "Diapason d'Or"!

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano
Hermann Scherchen Conductor
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper

** digital release **

GEN 87102  –  5.10.2007

CD album cover 'The Sydney Recital' (GEN 86056) with Paul Badura-Skoda

The Sydney Recital

Klavierwerke von Bach, Brahms, Bartók und Debussy - Livemitschnitt des Soloabends in der Oper von Sydney, 1982

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano

GEN 86056  –  23.2.2007

CD album cover 'Franz Schubert: Drei Klaviersonaten' (GEN 86057) with Paul Badura-Skoda

Franz Schubert: Drei Klaviersonaten

im Jahre 1972 aufgenommen
bisher unveröffentlicht!

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano

GEN 86057  –  20.10.2006

CD album cover 'Intimate Readings of Schubert' (GEN 86055) with Paul Badura-Skoda

Intimate Readings of Schubert

Impromptus and Moments Musicaux
Badura-Skodas neueste Einspielung (2005)

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano

GEN 86055  –  22.9.2006

CD album cover 'The Last Recital' (GEN 85050) with David Oistrach, Paul Badura-Skoda

The Last Recital

David Oistrach und Paul Badura-Skoda in Oistrachs letztem Sonaten-Abend. Ein Mitschnitt aus dem Wiener Musikverein vom 29. Mai 1974

Ausgezeichnet mit dem "Diapason d'Or"!

David Oistrach violin
Paul Badura-Skoda Piano

GEN 85050  –  23.6.2006

CD album cover 'Eine Musikalische Biographie' (GEN 03016) with Paul Badura-Skoda

Eine Musikalische Biographie

Aufnahmen und Live-Konzerte des weltberühmten Pianisten, von 1940 bis 2002. Mit einem Interview aus dem Jahr 2003 auf einer Bonus-CD.

Paul Badura-Skoda Piano

GEN 03016  –  30.10.2003