Claudio Arrau
1903 - 1991


Photo: Christian Steiner R

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Most recent updates: June 2024.


The most reliable and thorough educational website about classical pianist Claudio Arrau.


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Notice Board
April 2023

Please note that a new subsection entitled
'Missing or Lost Recordings'
has been added towards the end of
the 'Unreleased Recordings' section.



Maestro Claudio Arrau was a universally revered classical pianist who developed a philosophy on interpretation based on fidelity to both the composers and their historical times, and perfected a technical school on performance to match.

A child prodigy, whose first recital of classical music was given at the age of 5 in his birth town of Chillán, Claudio received in 1910 a scholarship from the Chilean Government to study in Berlin
- considered the world's arts capital at the time -  where he excelled at a very young age to become an international iconic figure in the field of classical piano music, a status he maintained for the best part of the 20th century.

This website testifies to it.

Mission Statement

'ArrauHouse' aims at honouring the memory of Maestro Claudio Arrau and acknowledging his outstanding place amongst the foremost classical pianists of the 20th century.

Target Audience
The intended target audience of this website encompasses classical piano music lovers, record producers, record collectors, concert pianists, musicians in general, piano students, music broadcasters, and members of academia seeking factual information.


You are reading the homepage of a purely informative, descriptive and educational website, first launched in Sydney, Australia, on the 3rd of February 2005, as a pilot project.  On that date  - three days before Maestro Arrau's 102nd birth anniversary -  the site was uploaded under the name of ArrauHome (subsequently renamed 'ArrauHouse'), and was tested over the February-April-2005 period as a website using both the  www.arrauhome.com  and  www.arrauhome.org  domains.

Artistic comparisons and technical statements of judgement regarding Maestro Arrau's interpretation of works and approach to music are deliberately avoided with a view to thus encourage, and facilitate the enjoyment of, uninfluenced direct personal exploration and discovery of his music-making.

'ArrauHouse' is a private, voluntary, resource-sharing, non-profit-making project, developed for the sole love of classical piano music as a pure expression of the human spirit.

Most information and illustrations found organised into this project come from the public domain, printed and photographic matter accompanying the artist's output items, relevant biographic essays of wide circulation, books and other printed media, as well as goodwill contributors and internet inhabitants in general.

Site Management
    The numerous component sections of 'ArrauHouse' are expected to be enhanced and uploaded on an ongoing basis, no sooner new relevant material and the necessary resources become available.  The dates of the latest updates are shown at the bottom of eahc individual section page.

Bequest or Auction
   The entire large private collection of physical items, identified in this project's 'Complete Discography' [please see] , 'A Bibliography' [please see], 'Concert and Recital Programmes' [please see], and 'Arrau's Photographs by Periods' [please see], forming four out of the many sections of the website, will be either auctioned and awarded to the highest bidder or bequeathed to a proven, meritorious, public, cultural or educational organisation which shall sufficiently demonstrate that it possesses the means, and shows the intent and commitment, to take charge of, preserve and further both the collection and the website.

A decision on this matter will be publicized in due course through the 'ArrauHouse' website at any time before 2025.

Contributors and Sponsors
     A Contributors' List is shown on this website [please see] and periodically updated as needed to acknowledge organisations and individuals from all around the world who, inspired by what they find on these pages, may wish to voluntarily contribute well-informed, document-supported, relevant material of any kind to its contents, within the framework of the site's Mission Statement (above).

A Website Sponsors' Register is also shown on these pages [please see] and periodically maintained as needed to acknowledge organisations and individuals from all around the world who may like to voluntarily contribute resources, such as small amounts of funds, with no strings attached other than accountability, towards the cost of designing, establishing, maintaining, and further developing the technical IT aspects only of this website.  Such contributions, if any, will be publicly accounted for on these pages.

No sponsoring will be sought for developing either the actual contents of this website or its related collections.

Your kind interest will be greatly appreciated.

(Mr.) Jose-Manuel Lopez, Project Originator.


February 2005 (pilot).
February 2006 (launch).

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ArrauHouse’s name, databases and design are under
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recording sources, as applicable.
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