Friedheim, Arthur

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Friedheim, Arthur

Friedheim, Arthur, German pianist; b. St. Petersburg (of German parents), Oct. 26, 1859; d. N.Y, Oct. 19, 1932. He was a pupil of Anton Rubinstein and Liszt, and became particularly known as an interpreter of Liszt’s works. He made his first American tour in 1891. He taught at the Chicago Musical Coll. in 1897, and then traveled. He lived in London, Munich, and (after 1915) N.Y. as a teacher and pianist. Among his compositions were a piano concerto, many pieces for solo piano, and an opera, Die Tanzerin (Karlsruhe, 1897). His memoirs, Life and Liszt: The Recollections of a Concert Pianist, were publ. posth. (N.Y, 1961).

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