Arthur Friedheim

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Birthday
26, 1859
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Oct 19, 1932 (72)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1859
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Oct 19, 1932 (72)

About

Had to audition several times for Franz Liszt before being accepted as a pupil. He would become one of Liszt's best.

Before Fame

He was a student of pianist Anton Rubinstein, but could not handle Rubinstein's lack of organization.

Trivia

He turned down two offers to conduct the New York Philharmonic because he preferred to focus on developing his piano skills.

Family Life

His family recognized his potential, and he began taking piano lessons seriously when he was eight.

Associated With

He taught Van Cliburn's mother, Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn.