Boris Goldovsky, of Cleveland, noted pianist, conductor, and lecturer in the field of music, will deliver two free, public lectures on "The Riddle of Musical Tempo" in the Music Building at Harvard, under the auspices of the Department of Music, Wednesday, November 5, and Friday, November 7, at 8:15 o'clock.
The titles of the lectures are: November 5, "Analysis of Tempo," and November 7, "Mathematical Types and Musical Style."
Mr. Goldovsky, who came to the United States in 1930, was born in Moscow, Russia. Most of his musical training was received in Europe, where he studied piano under Leonid Kreutzer, Arthur Schnabel, and Ernest Dohnanyi. He graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music, in Budapest, where he studied composition with Leo Weiner.
In recent years he has been recognized as a distinguished solo performer and acclaimed as one of the finest of present ensemble players. At present he is artistic director and conductor of the Cleveland Opera Theatre, the Canton Civic Opera Association, and the Akron Opera Guild. Recently he achieved national prominence as musical director of the opera department in the Berkshire Music Center, the Summer Festival School operated by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.