[This article appeared in
Music Lovers' Encyclopaedia
compiled by Rupert Hughes,
completely revised and newly edited by Deems Taylor and Russell Kerr,
Music Times Company, Chicago, 1939, pages 320-321.
(Introduction dated June 1938; originally published 1903.)
This web version is dated 14 July 2001,
revised 31 January 2003.
Odessa, July 27, 1848—Rome, Jan. 8, 1933;
notable pianist especially devoted to Chopin's mus.;
son and pupil of a prof. at Vienna Univ.;
studied also with Dachs, Vienna Cons.;
1869 toured Russia with great succ. that followed him
throughout Europe and America;
in Denmark he received the Order of the Danebrog
from the King;
1916, Beethoven medal of London Philh.;
returned to U. S. 1923 after a decade's absence;
in final years his playing was marked by many eccentricities.
He was more noted for refinement of effects in his playing
than for sustained strength of interpretation.
Ed. works of Chopin.