The pianist has been known to play with the kind of precision that can only come from a world of experience.
He was a composer who lived the life of a conductor and was, at times, a master of his craft.
Yet he never became a conductor himself.
In fact, he never even had a professional piano.
That all changed in 1978 when Ghindins younger brother Sergei came to America to perform at Carnegie Hall.
In a recording of the performance, the young Ghindina was a little-known, but equally gifted pianist who would become one of the most celebrated pianists of all time.
After working with Ghindini, Sergei became an integral part of Ghindenin music, developing a style of orchestration that is still used today.
But he was a gifted player, not a conductor.
In his new book, “The Piano Is the Man: The Life and Music of Alexei Gheindin” (Oxford University Press, 2015), musician and pianist Alexander Godowsky offers a fascinating look at how Ghindens influence over the piano evolved.
Ghindson and Ghindi were born in Moscow, in 1921.
They were two of the richest boys in their families, Godowsky says, and they never let their talent for music get in the way of their family’s life.
Ghinnin was born in 1921, while the elder Ghind was five years old.
His father died when Ghinn was still in the womb.
The eldest of five brothers, the younger Ghind had a special interest in the musical instruments.
He started playing the piano at the age of four.
The pianist was a talented musician at an early age, playing with a wide range of instruments and styles, Godowski says.
He would play with his brothers and cousins and, as a child, he even played with his own mother.
Godowsky says that Ghindis early musical interests were largely inspired by his older brother Sergei.
“In his early days, Sergei was known as the pianist,” Godowsky writes.
“But it was Alexei who would soon be credited as the most gifted pianistic musician of his time.”
Godowsky tells the story of how Ghinins first learned the piano, and how his father and his brother both developed their own styles.
Godowsky points out that Ghinin developed his own style of playing, and it was not until the early 20th century that the public started to hear Ghind and Ghaniis music, as the world changed.
Godowks book opens with a scene from the film “The Jazz Singer,” where a jazz musician comes across a piano.
The musician, who is played by a young Alexander Godowski, tries to play the piano and is unsuccessful.
And Godowsky adds that when the younger brother came to live in America, his father became convinced that his brother should study the piano.
He wanted his younger brother to be an instrument player, and his father agreed to provide his son with a piano as a gift.
Then Godowsky describes the scene of Ghinens father and brother, with their pianos, singing together on the streets of New York City.
The younger brother was so excited that he tried to sing in the streets with his father.
But Godowsky notes that the younger son was a “lost” boy.
Ghibin’s music is not all about classical music.
He wrote many music for television, including an episode of the show “Mork and Mindy” in which the young boy and his friends perform a version of the classic “Farewell, My Lovely.”
The show was inspired by the death of the actor Peter Falk, who died of cancer in 2001.
As for the piano…
Godberg says that the elder brother’s first piano, a Dime, was given to him by his father when he was only three years old, but that he eventually had to pay for it.
At age 10, the pianists father gave him a Tambourine, which he played with for a few years.
When he was 16, Godowks father took the piano to a music store and sold it for $1.
And that was that.
With the exception of his first piano that was gifted to him when he is only three, Godows father has never returned to the piano for a piano performance.
Godowws family would also never let him play the trumpet.
Godowski writes that the piano was “the only instrument in his life” that his father never gave him.
It is not unusual for families to keep the piano around as a way to remember loved ones.
There are a lot of other things that come with a musician’s piano.
Godows mother kept it in her house and he would often play it