Lili Kraus

Lili Kraus

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Lili Kraus (April 3, 1903 - November 6, 1986) was a Hungarian pianist.

Pianist Lili Kraus was born in Budapest in 1903. At the age of 17, she entered the conservatory in Budapest where she studied with Artur Schnabel, Zoltán Kodály, Béla Bartók, and Severin Eisenberger. In the 1930s, she continued her studies with Eduard Steuermann and with Schnabel, who focused her interest in the classical tradition.

Lili Kraus soon became known as a specialist in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Her early chamber music performances and recording with violinist Szymon Goldberg helped gain the critical acclaim that launched her international career. In the 1930s, she toured Europe, Japan, Australia and South Africa. In 1942, Kraus embarked on a tour of Asia where, while in Java, she and her family were captured and interned by the Japanese until the end of World War II.

After the war, she was granted New Zealand (then also British) citizenship and resumed her career, touring extensively and eventually settling in the United States where, from 1967 to 1983, she was artist-in-residence at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She made her home in Asheville, North Carolina, where she died in 1986.
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Lili Kraus Discography

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PL 6290 Mozart*, Lili Kraus Mozart*, Lili Kraus - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra #20 In D Minor (K. 466)(LP, Mono) Polydor, Vox Productions, Inc. PL 6290 US 1950 Sell This Version
DX-104, DL 8507, Dl 8508 Lili Kraus, Szymon Goldberg, Anthony Pini Lili Kraus, Szymon Goldberg, Anthony Pini - Haydn, Three Trios & Andante Con Variazioni(2xLP, Album + Box) Decca, Decca, Decca DX-104, DL 8507, Dl 8508 US 1951 Sell This Version
PL 7300 Lili Kraus, W.A.Mozart* Lili Kraus, W.A.Mozart* - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In D Major (K537) "Coronation" - Adagio In B Minor (K540)(LP, Album) VOX (6) PL 7300 US 1951 Sell This Version
DL 8517 Frédéric Chopin, Claudio Arrau, Lili Kraus, Eileen Joyce Frédéric Chopin, Claudio Arrau, Lili Kraus, Eileen Joyce - A Chopin Piano Recital(LP) Decca DL 8517 1951 Sell This Version
PL 6880 Mozart* - Lili Kraus, Rudolf Moralt, Orchestre Symphonique De Vienne* Mozart* - Lili Kraus, Rudolf Moralt, Orchestre Symphonique De Vienne* - Concerto N° 24 En Ut Mineur, K. 491 Pour Piano Et Orchestre / Sonate N° 15 En Ut Majeur, K. 545(LP, Album) Pathé Vox PL 6880 France 1951 Sell This Version
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus - Concerti Pour Piano No.19 En Fa Majeur (K.459), No.23 En La Majeur (K.488) VOX (6), Pathé US 1952 Sell This Version
EP-3001 J. S. Bach* - Lili Kraus J. S. Bach* - Lili Kraus - Selected Short Pieces, Inventions, Preludes and Capriccio On The Departure Of A Beloved Brother(LP, Mono, Red) Educo EP-3001 US 1953 Sell This Version
Mozart* : Lili Kraus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux Mozart* : Lili Kraus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux - Mozart Piano Concertos: No. 12 In A, No.18 In B-flat RCA Victor Red Seal US 1954 Sell This Version
HSL 123 Mozart*, Lili Kraus Mozart*, Lili Kraus - The Complete Piano Works 3 of 7- Lili Kraus (LP, Album, Mono) Haydn Society HSL 123 US 1954 Sell This Version
HSL 122 W. A. Mozart* - Lili Kraus W. A. Mozart* - Lili Kraus - The Complete Piano Works Of W. A. Mozart: Solo Piano Works (Record 2 of 7)(LP, Mono) Haydn Society HSL 122 US 1955 Sell This Version
XPV 1002 Beethoven*, Lili Kraus Pianiste Orchestre Symphonique de Vienne* Direction: Rudolf Moralt Beethoven*, Lili Kraus Pianiste Orchestre Symphonique de Vienne* Direction: Rudolf Moralt - Concerto No. 3 En Ut Mineur Pour Piano Et Orchestre (Opus 37)(10") Panthéon XPV 1002 France 1956 Sell This Version
VBX 110 Kraus* / Haebler* / Tipo* - Solo Pianists Accompanied By Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra , Plays Mozart* Kraus* / Haebler* / Tipo* - Solo Pianists Accompanied By Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra , Plays Mozart* - Piano Concertos (Complete): Vol I (Concertos Nos. 22 Through 27)(3xLP, Mono) Vox (6) VBX 110 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
Beethoven* / Lili Kraus Beethoven* / Lili Kraus - Klaviersonaten »Pathétique« »Waldstein« Sonate, OP. 49 Nr. 1 Musical Masterpiece Society, Musical Masterpiece Society, Musical Masterpiece Society France 1961 Sell This Version
Schumann* - Lili Kraus, Aldo Parisot, Orchestre De L'Opéra De Vienne*, Victor Desarzens, Pierre-Michel Le Conte Schumann* - Lili Kraus, Aldo Parisot, Orchestre De L'Opéra De Vienne*, Victor Desarzens, Pierre-Michel Le Conte - Klavierkonzert / Cellokonzert Musical Masterpiece Society, Musical Masterpiece Society France 1961 Sell This Version
Mozart*, Lili Kraus, Orchestre De La Société Philharmonique D'Amsterdam* Direction: Gianfranco Rivoli Mozart*, Lili Kraus, Orchestre De La Société Philharmonique D'Amsterdam* Direction: Gianfranco Rivoli - Two Coronation Concertos K.537 And K.459 Concert Hall, Concert Hall France 1962 Sell This Version
Beethoven*Lili Kraus , Piano - Orchestra And Chorus Of The Amsterdam Philharmonic Society*, Gianfranco Rivoli Beethoven*Lili Kraus , Piano - Orchestra And Chorus Of The Amsterdam Philharmonic Society*, Gianfranco Rivoli - Piano Concerto No 3 In C Minor / Choral Fantasy In C Minor Concert Hall UK 1963 Sell This Version
LE-6001 Van Cliburn, Ania Dorfmann, Lili Kraus, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, The Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux, Società Corelli, Charles Munch, Walter Hendl Van Cliburn, Ania Dorfmann, Lili Kraus, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, The Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux, Società Corelli, Charles Munch, Walter Hendl - The Concerto Volume 1(2xLP, Mono + Box) RCA Victor LE-6001 US 1964 Sell This Version
Schumann*, Weber*, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* With Lili Kraus Conducted By Victor Desarzens Schumann*, Weber*, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* With Lili Kraus Conducted By Victor Desarzens - Klavierkonzert In A-moll / Konzertstück In F-moll Musical Masterpiece Society US 1965 Sell This Version
Mozart*, Lili Kraus, Orchestra Of The Vienna State Opera* Conducted By Victor Desarzens Mozart*, Lili Kraus, Orchestra Of The Vienna State Opera* Conducted By Victor Desarzens - Lili Kraus Spielt Mozart: Klavierkonzert Nr. 9 In Es-Dur, KV 271 / Klaviersonate Nr. 11 In A-Dur, KV 331 Musical Masterpiece Society UK 1966 Sell This Version
S 54084 Lili Kraus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Lili Kraus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Le Sonate Per Pianoforte Vol. 2(12", Album) Odissea S 54084 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
Lili Kraus / Beethoven* Lili Kraus / Beethoven* - Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58 / Rondo In B Flat Major For Piano And Orchestra (Album) Vanguard UK 1961 Sell This Version
BC 1385 Lili Kraus - Mozart* Lili Kraus - Mozart* - The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2(LP) Epic BC 1385 US 1968 Sell This Version
VCS•10031, VCS-10031 Schubert* - Lili Kraus Schubert* - Lili Kraus - Opus 90 (Four Impromptus) / Opus 142 (Four Impromptus)(LP) Vanguard, Vanguard VCS•10031, VCS-10031 US 1968 Sell This Version
BC 1382 Lili Kraus - Mozart* Lili Kraus - Mozart* - The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1(LP) Epic BC 1382 US 1968 Sell This Version
32 16 0380 Lili Kraus Schubert "Grazer"; Landler Suite/Mozart: Fantasies In C Minor And D Minor(LP, Album) Odyssey, Columbia 32 16 0380 US 1969 Sell This Version