Known for his analysis and renditions of Beethoven. He deserted his performing profession due to a neurological finger disorder. He fled to THE UK following the Anschluss compelled him away from Austria. He was a music critic for the Daily Telegraph for 26 years, the final decade which he was presented with the title Key Music Critic. He wedded famous Austrian Jewish philosopher, politics activist, and musicologist Hedi Stadlen, with whom he fathered Nicholas and Godfrey. He offered as soloist for the Western european premiere of Arnold Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto.