P1373. STANISLAV NEUHAUS: Sonata #3 in b; Three Mazurkas; Ballade #1 in g (all Chopin); Scriabin Recital. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1112, Live Performance, 29 Jan., 1974, Bordeaux. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
“Heinrich Neuhaus (1888-1964) is a legendary pianist and pedagogue in Russia. Living under Stalin in many ways limited his reputation in the West. He even spent time in prison during World War Two for the crime of having a Germanic last name even though he was a born Russian citizen.
His son Stanislav Neuhaus (1927-1980) was also a great pianist and teacher. His career was also hindered by the Soviet regime. He likely would have won the Chopin Prize in 1949 but in the end was not allowed to make the trip to Warsaw for political reasons. Stanislav, like his father, is little known in the West. He died tragically young and his career disappointments most likely contributed to his early demise.
Stanislav Neuhaus was born in Moscow, the second son of the Russian pianist and professor at the Moscow Conservatory, Heinrich Neuhaus. This prominent musician studied piano with his father from 1953 to 1957 and was one of his father's three assistants (next to Lev Naumov and Yevgeny Malinin). Neuhaus (junior)'s son, Stanislav Bunin went on to become a famous pianist as well.
The reason these stories appeal to me is my longstanding sympathy for the tenacity and nobility exhibited by unsung artists. Also, having Polish heritage as I do I am naturally drawn to Slavic music (the Neuhaus family has Polish-Russian roots). In fact the Neuhaus pianistic tradition is now in its third generation as Stanislav’s son Stanislav Bunin is also a concert pianist."
- Reynold D. Philipsek