in 1896. Died in New York
at Carnegie Hall
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.