Classical musician known for his interpretive individuality and poeticism, especially with Schubert's song cycles.
He was a student at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik from 1922 until 1926, studying under classical pianist Leonid Kreutzer and Russian composer Paul Juon.
He managed a Massachusetts electronic laboratory during World War II as part of his war efforts on behalf of the United States.
His father was revered pianist
He fled Berlin in 1933 after Adolf Hitler assumed control.