LOESSER PLAYS BACH
7893-5 3CDsFirst time
I and book II
48 Preludes & Fugues
American pianist, teacher and writer, ARTHUR LOESSER was born
in New York on August 26, 1894. He attended New York Schools and
Columbia Univerdsity. His formal musical education was acquired,
for the most part, at the New York Institute of Musical Arts,
from which he graduated in 1912 with the highest honors.
He debued as a concert pianist in Berlin in 1913 and in New York
in 1916. He made numerous tours throughout the USA, Australia,
Japan and China.
In 1926 he was appointed professor of piano at the Cleveland Institute
of Music. In 1953 he became Head of the Piano Department at that
In addition to his numerous recordings as a soloist he recorded
in duo with pianist Beryl Rubinstein, violinists Mischa Elman
Maud Powell, Toscha Seidel, Sydney Harth, Elias Breeskin and cellist
Luigi Silva. Arthur Loesser was an active writer. From 1936
to 1941 he was editor of the program notes of the Cleveland orchestra.
His well-known book "Men Women and Pianos, a social history"
was published in 1954. Another book "Humor in American Song"
was published in 1943. Arthur Loesser died in Cleveland on January