Tag Archives: Rudolf Firkušný

Rudolf Firkušný with his wife, Tatiana, at the entrance of Radio Switzerland in Lugano, 12 August 1974. (credit: Giorgio Koukl)

CD Review: Rudolf Firkušný, the Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection (Sony Classical)

Giorgio Koukl | 12 FEB 2020 Rudolf Firkušný (1912-1994) was a Czech-born, Czech-American classical pianist. His family moved to a village in Moravia called Napajedla, then part of Austro-Hungarian empire and future Czechoslovakia, shortly before Rudolf was born his […]

l-r: Pianists Rudolf Firkušný, Nikita Magaloff and Arthur Rubinstein in 1960. (source: Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO); credit: Joop van Bilsen; permissions: < a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands.)

Remembering Rudolf Firkušný

Giorgio Koukl | 25 OCT 2019 Thus year marks the 25th anniversary of the death of renowned Czech-American pianist Rudolf Firkušný. Born in 1912 in the Moravian town Napajedla, Firkušný began his musical studies with composers Leoš Janáček and […]