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Katchen was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and debuted at age 10, playing Mozart's D minor Concerto. Eugene Ormandy heard of his debut, and invited him to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra in New York. He studied music with his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Svet, immigrants from Europe who had taught at the Moscow and Warsaw conservatories, until he was 14. He attended Haverford College, completing a…

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  • ...er...recording of course!
  • He will play Bartok's 3rd Piano Concerto at my Funeral!
  • Brahms is golden :-)
  • Hail to the King!
  • this guy rocks the paganini variations, and brahms other piano works too.

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