Rudolf Firkusny (Czech: Rudolf Firkušný, IPA: ) (11 February 1912-19 July 1994) was a Czech-American pianist with an elegant style.
Born in Moravian Napajedla, Firkušný started his musical studies with the composers Leoš Janáček and Josef Suk, and the pianist Vilém Kurz. Later he studied with Alfred Cortot and Artur Schnabel. He began performing on the continent of Europe in the 1920s, and made his debuts in London in 1933 and New York in 1938. He escaped the Nazis in 1939… read more
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