Death of a much-recorded US pianist, 86main
The international pianist Ivan Davis died last night in Miami.
A protege of Vladimir Horowitz, who took him home to dinner in 1960 after Davis won a Liszt competition in New York, Davis recorded for CBS in the 1960s and Decca the following decade.
He blazed new trails for the music of two Americans, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and George Antheil. His Gershwin records were bestsellers.
He taught at the University of Miami.