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Polish pianist, teacher, and editor.

Friedmann studied with Hugo Riemann (theory) in Leipzig, Guido Adler (history) and Leschetizky (piano) in Vienna, and embarked on an international concert career in 1905. He was noted for his playing of Chopin, of whose works he produced a complete edition in twelve volumes (Breitkopf & Härtel). He also edited piano works by Schumann and Liszt for Universal Edition. He settled in Australia in 1940.

Schenker had a generally somewhat unfavorable view of Friedman's playing. No correspondence between Friedman and Schenker is known to survive.


  • NGDM1
  • Baker's1971
  • Federhofer, Hellmut, Heinrich Schenker nach Tagebüchern und Briefen ... (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1985), pp. 227, 269