RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Benno Moiseiwitsch was born in Odessa, Ukraine, on 22 February 1890. He studied piano in Odessa and Vienna and first came to England in 1908, eventually settling there in 1914. His fame as a pianist of exceptional quality quickly spread, especially his playing of Rachmaninov's music. He died on 9 April 1963 in London.