Anton de Kontski

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Birthday
27, 1817
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Dec 7, 1899 (82)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1817
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Dec 7, 1899 (82)

About

Child prodigy known as much for his technical prowess as he was for his showmanship.

Before Fame

He studied with legendary composer John Field in Moscow.

Trivia

He once caused conductor Alfred Hill to resign in protest over a trick he would play on audiences in which he would perform a piece with his hands underneath a folded blanket.

Family Life

He was born into a family of five children, all of whom excelled in the musical arts.

Associated With

He mischievously billed himself as Ludwig van Beethoven's only living pupil.