Friedrich Gulda

Biography

Born: May 16, 1930; Vienna, Austria   Died: January 27, 2000; Vienna, Austria  
Born in Vienna in 1930, Friedrich Gulda started piano lessons at the age of seven. At 12 he enrolled in the Vienna Music Academy, and four years later he received first prize in the Geneva International Music Festival. In 1949 Gulda toured Europe and South America, earning international acclaim for his treatments of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, and the following year he made a successful debut at Carnegie Hall. He also began recording for Decca Read more around this time. Gulda was often grouped with Jörg Demus and Paul Badura-Skoda; all were young Viennese pianists oriented toward the heart of the city's musical tradition.

Gulda's involvement with jazz began after a 1951 encounter with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie following a performance with the Chicago Symphony. Five years later, Gulda played his first American jazz concert at New York's Birdland club, followed by a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. After this, Gulda formed the Eurojazz Orchestra, a jazz combo and big band that drew from both jazz and classical compositions. In 1966, ten years after his Birdland appearance, Gulda organized a modern jazz competition in his native city. He was awarded the Vienna Academy's Beethoven Ring in 1970, but later returned it to protest what he regarded as a constricting educational system. A lone wolf to the end, Gulda developed a core of admirers but didn't have much interaction with adherents of the then-flourishing third stream trend of fusing classical and jazz.

Over time, as he began to pursue parallel careers and even combine classical and jazz elements within a single concert, there developed a perception of Gulda as an eccentric. He gained the dubious moniker of "terrorist pianist." This reputation intensified when the pianist abruptly called off major performances more than once. One such incident occurred in 1988, as organizers of a Salzburg music festival objected to Gulda's inclusion of jazz musician Joe Zawinul on the program; Gulda and Zawinul would collaborate often in the late 1980s and early 1990s. After faking his own death in 1999 and staging a party in honor of his own resurrection, Gulda experienced the real thing on January 27, 2000, after a heart attack in Vienna. Although he continued to perform classical music for his entire life, the bulk of Gulda's classical recordings date from the 1950s through the 1970s. He has been honored with inclusion in EMI's Great Pianists of the Twentieth Century series. Read less
Mozart No End / Friedrich Gulda And The Paradise Band
Release Date: 08/28/2007   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 4187   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21 / Gulda, Abbado, Vienna Philharmonic [Vinyl]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: B002559801 Release Date: 10/14/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 26
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 554165 Release Date: 06/24/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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  • 3.
    Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Gulda [Vinyl]
    Label: Mps   Catalog: 0300722MSW Release Date: 05/27/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
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    Discover Bach
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 0300690 Release Date: 05/27/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Charles Gounod
    Performer:  Herbert Collum,  Güher Pekinel,  Süher Pekinel,  Rolf-Dieter Arens  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmut Koch,  Martin Flämig,  Markus Hoffmann,  Mayumi Hirasaki  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Orchestra,  Amsterdam Bach Soloists,  Dresden Kreuz Choir  ... 
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    Discover Piano Classics
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 0300719 Release Date: 05/27/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Modest Mussorgsky,  Erik Satie,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda,  Andrej Hoteev,  Jeroen van Veen,  Matthias Kirschnereit  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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    Mozart for the People / Gulda
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 109174 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
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    Mozart for the People / Gulda [Blu-ray]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 109189 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
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    Bach Adagio [2015]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002415902 Release Date: 11/20/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ferruccio Busoni
    Performer:  János Starker,  András Schiff,  Janine Jansen,  Albrecht Mayer  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood,  Ottavio Dantone,  Riccardo Chailly,  John Eliot Gardiner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  English Concert,  Academia Bizantina  ... 
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    Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier / Gulda [Vinyl]
    Label: Mps   Catalog: 0300651MSW Release Date: 10/30/2015   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
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    Mozart: Concertos & Sonatas / Friedrich Gulda
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002344102 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Anthony Collins,  Paul Angerer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Symphony Orchestra of London,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 11.
    The Video Tapes /  Friedrich Gulda [7-DVD Set]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 109068 Release Date: 05/26/2015   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Friedrich Gulda,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda,  Herbie Hancock,  Chick Corea,  Nicolas Economou  ... 
    Conductor:  Friedrich Gulda
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
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    111 - The Piano - Legendary Recordings
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002281002 Release Date: 04/21/2015   Number of Discs: 40
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Robert Schumann,  Frédéric Chopin,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard,  Géza Anda,  Martha Argerich,  Daniel Barenboim  ... 
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    Decca Sound  – Mono Years 1944 -1956
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002280602 Release Date: 04/07/2015   Number of Discs: 53
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Maurice Ravel,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus,  Clifford Curzon,  Alfredo Campoli,  Henry Datyner  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Ataulfo Argenta,  Roger Desormičre,  Karl Münchinger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris  ... 
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    Schumann: Piano Concerto; Weber: Konzertstuck; Strauss: Burleske / Friedrich Gulda
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 350102 Release Date: 12/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
    Conductor:  Karl Böhm,  Volkmar Andreae
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    Most Wanted Recitals -  Strauss: Songs / Gueden, Gulda
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002067302 Release Date: 07/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Hilde Gueden,  Friedrich Gulda,  Lisa Della Casa,  Elisabeth Söderström  ... 
    Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt,  Silvio Varviso
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    Chopin And Beyond / Friedrich Gulda
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 102190 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Friedrich Gulda
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda,  Limpe Fuchs
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  • 17.
    Music For Two Pianos
    Label: Lifestyles   Catalog: 77008 Release Date: 05/13/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Friedrich Gulda,  Joe Zawinul
    Performer:  Joe Zawinul,  Friedrich Gulda
    Conductor:  Jerry Van Rooyen
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    Gulda: Cello Concerto, Concerto For Myself / Schiff, Munich Philharmonic
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101675 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Friedrich Gulda
    Performer:  Heinrich Schiff,  Friedrich Gulda
    Conductor:  Friedrich Gulda
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Friedrich Gulda & Friends / Hancock, Corea, Economou
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101672 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Friedrich Gulda,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda,  Herbie Hancock,  Chick Corea,  Nicolas Economou
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  • 20.
    A Musical Journey: Switzerland, Norway - Carnival
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 2110330 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó,  Friedrich Gulda
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  • 21.
    Beethoven Masterworks Collection  [51-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001813172 Release Date: 03/19/2013   Number of Discs: 51
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Janet Perry,  Agnes Baltsa,  Vinson Cole,  José Van Dam  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Carlos Kleiber,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 22.
    Mozart 111 [55-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001766872 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Géza Anda,  Emil Gilels,  Elena Gilels,  Maurizio Pollini  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock,  James Levine,  Herbert von Karajan,  Marc Minkowski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 23.
    I Love Mozart, I Love Barbara / Friedrich Gulda, Barbara Dennerlein
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101635 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Friedrich Gulda,  Benny Golson,  Barbara Dennerlein
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda,  Barbara Dennerlein
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  • 24.
    The Debussy Edition [18-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001676372 Release Date: 05/01/2012   Number of Discs: 18
    Composer:  Claude Debussy
    Performer:  Franklin Cohen,  Jean-Rodolphe Kars,  Vera Badings,  Krystian Zimerman  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez,  Sir Alexander Gibson,  Bernard Haitink,  Eduard Van Beinum  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 25.
    The Meeting / Chick Corea, Friedrich Gulda
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101634 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Friedrich Gulda,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Thelonious Monk,  Chick Corea  ... 
    Performer:  Chick Corea,  Friedrich Gulda
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