B1169. JULIA SMITH. Master Pianist: The Career and Teaching of Carl Friedberg. New York, Philosophical Library, 1963. 183pp. Index; Photos; DJ.
“Carl Friedberg is remembered today as one of the great pianists of the last century, perhaps the most significant of that group of Schumann and Brahms pupils who left a substantial legacy of recordings. Less well remembered is that he was also one of the outstanding pedagogues and supreme musicians of his time. Among Friedberg’s many pupils, the one considered most likely to carry on his performance and teaching traditions was the highly gifted William Masselos—a star pupil from the age of nine. His Brahms and Schumann repertory and his championing of contemporary piano music earned him great acclaim. Other prominent Friedberg pupils included Maro Ajemian, Malcolm Frager, Jeanne Therrien, Jane Carlson, Bruce Hungerford, Percy Grainger, Ethel Leginska, Yaltah Menuhin, Elly Ney, Erwin Schulhoff and Jascha Zayde.”
- Donald Manildi, Program Notes to Marston’s FRIEDBERG