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Charles Rosen

Charles Rosen (born May 5, 1927) is an American pianist and music theorist. Charles Rosen studied piano with Moriz Rosenthal, but in an interview published in the June 2007 edition of BBC Music Magazine, he cites Josef Hofmann, whom he says he heard every year from age three, as a greater influence. Rosen recalls having played for Leopold Godowsky at age seven; Godowsky asked Rosen what he would like to be when he grew up, and, to Godowsky's amusement, Rosen answered, "I want to be a pianist like Josef Hofmann. Read more on

Charles Rosen was featured in the movie The 50 Year Argument.


Songs from Charles Rosen

Ballade in Gm, Op. 28

Charles Rosen Questions and Comments