Internationally known solo pianist who was especially recognized for his mastery of Beethoven.
He was a student at the Longy School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Curtis Institute.
He became one of the most recorded artists of his day.
He fathered Julian Kuerti, who became assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony.
His expertise expanded beyond Beethoven's repertoire, and he mastered many other composers, including Franz Schubert.