The Greatest Danish Pianist, Vol. 3
Format: COMPACT DISC
Victor Schioler was undoubtedly the greatest Danish pianist ever. His fame was legendary and he made some of the most impressive recordings for the Danish HMV and TONO label together with giving concerts all over the world. His recorded legacy is among the most fascinating and we are proud to give you the 3rd volume in an ongoing series of his rarest and most sought after recordings. Victor Schiøler was born in 1899 into a musical family, the son of Victor Bendix, a composer and conductor whose name is also to be found in the Danacord catalogue, and Augusta Schiøler, a pianist. Apart from his mother his teachers included Ignaz Friedman and Arthur Schnabel and he made his debut in 1914. He pursued an energetic career as pianist, conductor and musical organizer, which was interrupted during the rise of Nazism and the German occupation of Denmark. He firmly resisted any collaboration with the Nazi powers and the hiatus allowed him to develop another interest, that of medicine, in which he graduated. In 1943 he fled to Sweden with his wife and resumed concert work. Concert tours dominated his life once more until, at a rather late age, he succeeded in having a son and cut back on his concert work in order to dedicate himself as much as possible to his family. He died in 1967.