Lev Oborin was born in Moscow in 1907. He graduated from the
Moscow Conservatory in 1926 and began teaching there in 1928. Oborin became a
Professor in 1935 and also toured widely, winning a number of prizes in the
USSR. He was a frequent partner to violinist David Oistrakh in the sonata
literature. Oborin was also a composer of note with numerous piano works to his
credit. He died in 1974.
To download an English translation of Sofia Hentova's 1964 biography of
Oborin, go to IPAM's
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