Godowsky, Leopold

Godowsky, Leopold

(1870–1938) pianist; born near Vilna, Lithuania. After establishing an international reputation he settled in the U.S.A. in 1914; he performed widely, composed for the piano, and taught; his scientific ideas of technique became highly influential.
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