Leopold Godowsky

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Birthday
13, 1870
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Nov 21, 1938 (68)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1870
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Nov 21, 1938 (68)

About

Self-taught musician, composer, and educator known for his theories about economy of motion in piano playing and relaxed weight.

Before Fame

He relocated to the United States in the 1880s, making his concert debut in 1884 in Boston.

Trivia

He also became known for transcribing other composers' works of which 53 Studies on Chopin's Études was the pinnacle.

Family Life

He was the child of Jewish parents, but his father unfortunately died while he was a child. His mother and foster parents then raised him.

Associated With

His theories were later espoused by pupil Heinrich Neuhaus.

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