Edwin Fischer

Edwin Fischer

Classical, piano, classical piano, pianist, Classical pianist

Edwin Fischer (October 6, 1886 – January 24, 1960) was a Swiss classical pianist and conductor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, particularly in the traditional Germanic repertoire of such composers as Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. He is also regarded as one of the finest piano pedagogues of modern times. Fischer was born in Basel and studied music first there, and later in Berlin at the Stern conservatory under Martin Krause.