Do you know something about Jakob Gimpel??

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oscar.olavarria
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Do you know something about Jakob Gimpel??

I ask this to you because until a few years I didnt know nothing about this polish pianist (brother from violinist Bronislaw Gimpel), who during 2nd War goes to USA literally for survive, and  in that country lacking absolutely of a trading sense he earned his life playing music for animated films, the most famous was that entitled "Johann Mouse", which won Oscar award to best musical soundtrack in 1951, but finally he reached the recognize and returns to Germany playing and recording Beethoven "Emperor" and Brahms # 1 piano concertos, and recorded both with Berlin Philharmonic Orch conducted by ....Rudolf Kempe, later an important musical figure in England, who was first Thomas Beecham assistant, and after his death titular conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orch . This is "Johann Mouse" film, if you dont have seen it before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5HqiwAp-as

and this a fragment of Brahms # 1 piano concerto, in Jakob Gimpel-Rudolf Kempe s version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAMnP7sabhQ

Best regards. Excuse my english please! oscar.olavarria

 

 

 

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