Adler, Clarence, American pianist, teacher, and composer, father of Richard Adler; b. Cincinnati, March 10, 1886; d. N.Y., Dec. 24, 1969. He studied with R. Gorno at the Cincinnati Coll. of Music (1898–1904), with R. Joseffy in N.Y., and with Godowsky in Berlin (1905–09). After touring Europe with the Hekking Trio, he made his U.S. debut as soloist with the N.Y. Sym. Orch. on Feb. 8, 1914. He subsequently appeared with other U.S. orchs., gave recitals, and played in chamber music settings. In later years he was active as a teacher. He wrote several piano pieces and arrangements.
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