Friedberg, Carl

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Friedberg, Carl

Friedberg, Carl, noted German pianist and teacher; b. Bingen, Sept. 18, 1872; d. Merano, Italy, Sept. 8, 1955. He studied piano at the Frankfurt am Main Cons, with Kwast, Knorr, and Clara Schumann; also took a course in composition with Humperdinck. He subsequently taught piano at the Frankfurt am Main Cons. (1893–1904) and at the Cologne Cons. (1904–14). In 1914 he made his first American tour, with excellent success. He taught piano at the Inst. of Musical Art in N.Y.; was a member of the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. Among his pupils were Percy Grainger, Ethel Leginska, Elly Ney, and other celebrated pianists.

Bibliography

J. Smith, Master Pianist: The Career and Teaching of C. F. (N.Y, 1963).

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