Arkatov Productions was founded by Salome Ramras Arkatov
to raise awareness of the legendary pianist and master
teacher Rosina Lhevinne and how she became a living
link to the 19th century “Old Russian School”
of piano. She transmitted that tradition to generations
of pianist and some of the 20th century's great musicians. Mme.
Lhevinne’s career as a teacher and concert artist
flourished from age 65
to 96; her compelling story is
told in the prize-winning documentary film,
Legacy of Rosina Lhevinne.
The documentary film that followed, Memories
of John Browning: the Lhevinne Legacy Continues,
traces the continuation of Mme. Lhevinne’s Russian
tradition through her illustrious student, John Browning.
Hailed by New York critics as “one of the giants
of the keyboard,” Browning deeply influenced yet
another generation of gifted pianists. This touching
portrait of John Browning vividly illustrates the transference
of Rosina Lhevinne’s tradition and legacy into
the 20th century
and into our own time.