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International Piano Archives at Maryland

Hours:

Walk-ins welcome,
10 am to 3 pm
Monday through Thursday

By appointment,
9 am to 5 pm
Monday through Friday

Contact:

Donald Manildi
IPAM Curator
 
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1630
(301) 405-9224
E-mail: godowsky@umd.edu


Ignaz Friedman

Polish virtuoso Ignaz Friedman, born in Podgordze, near Crakow, on February 14, 1882, was one of the most prominent Leschetizky pupils and one of the most active pianists of the early 20th century, playing over 3000 concerts worldwide. As a composer, his large output of piano works is divided between original pieces and transcriptions, many of which have been revived by other pianists. His identification with the music of Chopin prompted him to prepare a complete edition of Chopin's works. Friedman was a performer in the grand style, employing an all-encompassing technique and a lavish application of rubato, heard to particular advantage in his recordings of Chopin Mazurkas. As his schedule permitted, Friedman also taught and coached aspiring players. The last eight years of his life were spent in Sydney, Australia, where he died on January 26, 1948.

Listen: Mazurka. Op. 67 No. 3 In C (Chopin)