Benno Moiseiwitsch & The London Philharmonic Orchestra - DB 7627 - 78 RPM
Benno Moiseiwitsch CBE (22 February 1890 – 9 April 1963) was a Ukrainian-born British pianist.
Born in Odessa, in present-day Ukraine, Moiseiwitsch began his studies at age seven at the Odessa Music Academy. He won the Anton Rubinstein Prize when he was just nine years old. He later took lessons from Theodor Leschetizky in Vienna. He first appeared in London in 1909 and made his American debut in 1919. He settled in England and took British citizenship in 1937. Moiseiwitsch was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1946, for his consistent contributions during the Second World War, performing hundreds of recitals to servicemen and charities. He married Daisy Kennedy, an Australian concert violinist, and had two daughters, Sandra and the set designer, Tanya Moiseiwitsch and a son, Boris. He was a friend of Nikolai Medtner and commissioned the Piano Concerto No. 3 "Ballade.
Benno Moiseiwitsch & The London Philharmonic Orchestra - DB 7627