MORITZ VON BOMHARD (1908 - 1996)
Born in Germany, Bomhard received a law degree from the University of Leipzig and a music degree from the Leipzig Conservatory of Music. He moved to the United States in 1935, continued his studies at Juilliard and became a music instructor at Princeton University, where he also directed its orchestra and glee clubs. He eventually settled in Louisville where he founded Kentucky Opera and taught at the University of Louisville. His transcription for four pianos of Strausss best known melodies, gives equal time to each of the four pianists to shine, and also combines the four instruments in an amazingly unifying way, giving the impression that there is only one large piano being played. The piece is pure fun.