Jacob Lateiner

Jacob Lateiner

Jacob Lateiner, born May 31, 1928 in Havana, Cuba, is a Cuban/US pianist.He is the brother of violinist Isidor Lateiner.

The pianist Jacob Lateiner studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Isabelle Vengerova. He showed what turned out to be a lifelong interest in chamber music, studying with the violist William Primrose and the cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. He also studied privately with Arnold Schoenberg in 1950, and has collected Schoenbergiana since that period. His notable students include Robert Taub.

Performing and recording career

As a soloist, Lateiner has appeared with many of the world's leading conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Serge Koussevitzky, Erich Leinsdorf, Zubin Mehta, Georg Solti and George Szell. He has an interest in contemporary American music, and was responsible for commissioning, premiering and recording Elliot Carter's piano concerto. The premiere took place at Symphony Hall, Boston, on January 6, 1967, with Lateiner as soloist accompanied by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with Erich Leinsdorf conducting. He has also premiered the third piano sonata of Roger Sessions.

As a chamber musician, Lateiner's name is associated with those of Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky, with whom he shared a Grammy Award for their recording of Beethoven, and that of the Amadeus String Quartet.

He teaches at the Juilliard School, New York, having been there since 1966, and has been on the Piano Faculty, Mannes College The New School for Music, since 1994.

He has an interest in historical performance research, and has published an article on 'An Interpreter's Approach to Mozart' in the journal Early Music, in 1992. He also has a collection of early editions of classical music.

External links

* [http://www.newschool.edu/mannes Mannes College The New School for Music]

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