The pianist Leonid Hambro died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Concert musician whose colorful career was highlighted by his collaboration with P.D.Q. Bach and the Hoffnung Musical Spoof Concerts.
He was a student at The Juilliard School and won the 1946 National Naumburg Competition.
He composed Happy Birthday Dear Ludwig, which was a five-way reworking of Happy Birthday to You in the style of Beethoven’s Minuet in G, Sonata Pathétique, Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise, and the Fifth Symphony.
He was born to immigrant Russian Jews. His father found work as an accompanist for silent films.
He was Victor Borge’s sidekick from 1961 until 1970 and would continue to perform with him sporadically for the remainder of the comic legend’s career.