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Rudolf Serkin

Serkin, Rudolf (1903–91), Bohemian-born U.S. pianist. He studied with Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna, made his U.S. debut in 1933, and joined the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, in 1939. A noted Beethoven interpreter, he played in concerts all over the world. His son Peter (1947– ) is also a prominent pianist.

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