Friedberg was born September 18, 1872 in Bingen-am-Rhein, Germany. He
began studying music in 1876 and then moved to Frankfurt in the early 1880s for
further study, including occasional lessons from Clara Schumann. He was also
coached by Johannes Brahms in the performance of Brahms' piano works. Friedberg
soon established himself as a much-sought-after teacher and began concertizing
In 1914, Friedberg made his first appearance in the
U.S. Soon thereafter, he joined the faculty of the Institute for Musical Arts,
which later became the Juilliard School.
Friedberg's only studio
recordings date from 1953 (two years before his death) and have now been
reissued on CD by Marston Records together with additional live and studio
Friedberg died on September 9th, 1955.
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