Clifford Curzon, the distinguished British pianist, was born
in London on May 18, 1907, and died there on September 1, 1982. He attended the
Royal Academy of Music beginning in 1919 and worked with Katharine Goodson and
Charles Reddie, then he joined the R.A.M. faculty from 1925 to 1932. In the late
20s he fell under the influence of Artur Schnabel and began a long association
with him, also receiving coaching in 18th century music from Wanda Landowska.
Curzon's American debut took place in 1939. He was known to dislike the stress
of both public performances and recording sessions, but nonetheless earned great
acclaim for his penetrating musicianship in major works of Mozart, Beethoven,
Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms.
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