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The Well-Tempered Clavier
Book I and book II
48 Preludes & Fugues
Recorded: 1964

The 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 institution.
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 4, 1969.

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