Pattison, Lee, American pianist; b. Centralia, Wise, July 22,1890; d. Claremont, Calif., Dec. 22,1966. He first studied at the New England Cons, of Music in Boston, and then later in Berlin with Schnabel. In 1916 he formed a duo-piano team with Guy Maier; they gave a number of successful concerts until 1931, when the partnership was dissolved. From 1932 to 1937 he was head of the piano dept. at Sarah Lawrence Coll.; also taught at the Juilliard Summer School; lived mostly in N.Y. His compositions include Florentine Sketches for Piano and a piano suite of 7 pieces, Told in the Hills.
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