Felix Blumenfeld

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Birthday
19, 1863
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Jan 21, 1931 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
19, 1863
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Jan 21, 1931 (67)

About

Influential Russian musician and teacher who had many famous pupils. He introduced the works of his contemporaries to the public.

Before Fame

He enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he was a student of composition with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and learned piano with Fedor Stein.

Trivia

He was a conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre, where he gave the Russian premiere of the opera "Tristan und Isolde" by Richard Wagner.

Family Life

He was pianist Heinrich Neuhaus's uncle and composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski's second uncle.

Associated With

He taught Vladimir Horowitz in his master classes.