Pianist born in Odessa in 1896. Died in New York at Carnegie Hall in 1951.

Famous for his playing of Islamey by Mily Balakirev, La Leggierezza and Don Giovanni Fantasy by Franz Liszt, and Toccata in C Major by Robert Schumann. Known for tonal control and superhuman speed.

Also played music by Nikolay Medtner, Leopold Godowsky, Chopin, Beethoven, Carl Maria von Weber, Alexander Scriabin, Felix Blumenfeld, Alexander Glazunov, Domenico Scarlatti, and Rachmaninoff.

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