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HEINRICH NEUHAUS & BEETHOVEN QUARTET Beethoven Piano Quartet WoO 36 Nº2 I / II
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1280 x 720 px Heinrich Gustavovich Neuhaus (Russian: ?????? ?????????? ???????, Genrikh Gustavovic Nejgauz; 12 April [O.S. 31 March] 1888 -- October 10, 1964) was a Soviet pianist and pedagogue of German extraction. He taught at the Moscow Conservatory from 1922 to 1964. He was made a People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1956. His pedagogic book The Art of Piano Playing (1958) is regarded as one of the most authoritative and most widely used treatments on the subject. He was born in Elisavetgrad (known since 1939 as Kirovohrad), Ukraine. Although both his parents were piano teachers, he was largely self-taught. The biggest influences on his early artistic development came from his cousin Karol Szymanowski (tutored by another relative, Gustav Neuhaus) and especially his uncle Felix Blumenfeld on his visits to his sisters' home. He also received some lessons from Aleksander Michalowski. In 1902 he gave a recital in Elisavetgrad with the 11-year-old Mischa Elman and in 1904 gave concerts in