Description: Alfred Grünfeld (born at Prague July 4, 1852 – January 4, 1924 in Vienna) was an Austrian pianist and composer.
He studied under Höger, under Josef Krejčí at the Prague Conservatory, and under Theodor Kullak at the Neue Akademie der Tonkunst, Berlin. In 1873 he settled at Vienna, where he received the title of “Kammervirtuose”. He made tours through Europe and the United States.
During a visit to Germany Grünfeld was appointed court pianist to Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany. From 1897 he was a professor at the Vienna Conservatory.
He is the first pianist of note to make a recording, and a CD featuring many of his tracks is available to buy.
His Viennese house is at Getreidemarkt 10, and has a plaque above the door. His grave can be visited in the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.