Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Monday, 19 October 2009

1956 or 1965?

I was looking up the 20th century concert pianist Solomon Cutner, who lived from 1902 to 1988. He was a gifted pianist, whose career was cut short by a stroke. This paralysed his right arm, but in spite of that, he managed to finish a recording session on which little evidence of the stroke can be heard. The Wikipedia article links to an obituary in the New York Times, which states that the stroke occurred in 1965. Everywhere else the date is given as 1956. Transcription error? Don't think so. The NYT also states that the pianist recorded in the 1960s, which is not correct.

Portrait courtesy Macconnect


  1. The history of any man written by other men is littered with errors.
    Life written by the the man that lived it only speaks the truth as he knew it.
    The pictures, words or music that such talented men leave us to see and hear are jewels in the crown that will be placed on humanity's head when Time is called to display the past, present and future in eternity.

  2. If anyone will get to the bottom of it,you will,Guido.
    Why were you looking up this pianist..were you enjoying his works and wanted to know more about him?..... Your interests are varied and refined....

  3. A powerful comment left by Connie. I meant to mention on the first comment that you have quite the number of songs on tape! You will have to get them burn to CD, eh?
    Have a good week.