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Leopold Godowsky

Leopold Godowsky (Composer)

Born: 13th February 1870, Vilnius, Lithuania

Died: 21st November 1938, New York, U.S.A

Nationality: American, Polish

Leopold Godowsky was a Russian-born American virtuoso pianist, composer and teacher. He was one of the most highly regarded performers of his time, known for his theories concerning the application of relaxed weight and economy of motion within pianistic technique – principles later propagated by Godowsky's pupils, such as Heinrich Neuhaus.

He was heralded among musical giants as the "Buddha of the Piano".