Egon Petri

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Birthday
23, 1881
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 27, 1962 (81)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1881
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 27, 1962 (81)

About

Influential musician known for his mastery of Beethoven, Liszt, and Brahms and for his profound impact on numerous future pianists.

Before Fame

He attended the Dresden Conservatory where he learned composition and theory from Hermann Kretzschmar and Felix Draeseke.

Trivia

His 1923 performance in the Soviet Union earned him the distinction of being the first non-Soviet soloist to play in the country.

Family Life

His father was a professional violinist who passed on that knowledge to his son.

Associated With

His teaching influenced a new generation of musicians, among them the great entertainer Victor Borge.