Influential Russian pianist, harpsichordist, and pedagogue who helped bring the works of Arnold Schoenberg to Russia.
He studied under Lev Oborin while attending the Moscow Conservatory.
He taught at Boston University, Brandeis University, Indiana University, and the Yale School of Music after he relocated to the United States in 1979.
He was born in Moscow and was given permission by the Soviet Union in 1973 to go to Israel.
He mastered Sergei Prokofiev's entire repertoire, recording it for the Chandos label.