Lhevinne, Josef

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Born: Dec 13, 1874 AD
Died: 1944 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Pianists


1874 - Born on December 13th in Oryol, Russia. A piano virtuoso in the Romantic tradition, noted for his masterly technique, sonorous tone, and careful musicianship.

1888 - When he was fourteen, Lhévinne was told that the great pianist and composer Anton Rubinstein was to visit the Conservatory and that he should play for him.

1889 - Lhévinne studied at the Moscow Conservatory, made his debut in Moscow.

1892 - Lhévinne graduated from the Moscow Conservatory with the gold medal.

1895 - Won the coveted Rubinstein Prize.

1896 - He played with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Willem Mengelberg, then made his Paris debut with the Lamoureux Orchestra.

1902-1906 - He was professor of piano at the Moscow Conservatory.

1920 - Lhévinne made his first records for Pathé in America.

1928 - His first recording for Victor was made, the almost infamous disc of Johann Strauss’s waltz An der schönen blauen Donau.

1935-1936 - RCA invited him back to record some of his other famous encore performances.

1944 - Died on December 2nd in New York, New York.
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