Rare film: A lesson with the greatest piano teacher of allmain
Rare 1945 film from the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory shows a pupil (Margarita Fodorova?) taking lessons with Heinrich Neuhaus and Alexander Goldenweiser.
Neuhaus, a pupil of Scriabin, was Sviatoslav Richter’s teacher.
Goldenweiser’s students included Lazar Berman, Tatiana Nikolayeva and Dimitri Bashkirov.
What’s remarkable is how gentle they both seem – in contrast with the prevailing image of brutal Russian teaching methods.
The film above is an extract. You can watch the full half-hour documentary here.