(b Hanover, 1881; d Berkeley, Calif., 1962). Ger. pianist of Dutch ancestry. Son of H. V. Petri, violinist and composer. Int. reputation from 1902. Prof. of pf. RMCM, 1906–10. Prof. at Berlin Hochschule für Musik 1921–5. Lived in Poland 1925–39. Amer. début, NY 1932. Pianist-in-residence, Cornell Univ. 1940–6; Mills Coll., Oakland, 1947–57; S. Francisco Cons. 1952–62. Returned to Europe to teach in Basle 1957. Last recital 1960. Specialist in Liszt and Busoni. Collab. with Busoni in edn. of Bach.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.