Leff Pouishnoff

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Birthday
11, 1891
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
May 28, 1959 (67)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1891
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
May 28, 1959 (67)

About

Popular Western musician whose mastery of Frederic Chopin's repertoire was legendary.

Before Fame

He became in 1919 the first notable European pianist to tour Persia.

Trivia

He performed for dockers, factory workers, miners, and the troops during World War II.

Family Life

His aristocratic parents feared that his talents would be exploited and discouraged him from performing, but when his father died when he was nine, he was forced to begin his concert career in order to earn money for his family.

Associated With

He and Arthur Rubinstein competed against each other in 1910 for the St. Petersburg Rubinstein Prize. Neither won.

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