Classical musician who was greatly admired as a master supervirtuoso.
He won the 1940 Naumburg International Piano Competition.
He recorded the complete piano works of Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Ravel, and a large percentage of Brahms' and Schumann's works.
He began taking lessons at five from David Saperton, and he was given a scholarship by Josef Hofmann when he was eight to Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music.
He and Chick Corea both became internationally recognized pianists.