Pianist, composer



In 1935, he became the head of the piano classes at the American Conservatoire at Fontainebleau which was founded by his uncle, Francis Casadesus. In 1936, he interpreted Brahms second concerto with the New-York Philharmonic, under the direction of Toscanini. The success of this recital led him to tour the US every year.

In 1941, he recorded the complete piano music of Ravel and Debussy with Columbia.

In 1946, he became director of the American Conservatoire at Fontainebleau.

In 1948, his second piano concerto was created with the New-York Philharmonic under the direction of Stokowsky.

In 1955, he made his first recordings with Zino Francescatti, his long-time friend. He also received the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros and the Grand Prix de l'Académie du Disque for his complete recording of Ravel.

In 1960, he began the recording of ten Mozart concertos with Georges Szell. In 1963, he toured Japan, participated in great events and generally enjoyed a frank success throughout the world.


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