A family made up of some of the world's finest musicians
Claudio Abbado conducting Schumann
Barenboim on Debussy.
Yehudi Menuhin praised Kempff for achieving “a supreme integration of the natural and spontaneous on the one hand and, on the other, rigorous respect for the composer’s intention”. Menuhin also called him “the noblest exponent of the German tradition”, a pianist who remained true to “the age when clock and metronome had not yet taken over the organic rhythm of the music and who was at the same time truer to our age in his self-discipline”.