Balys Dvarionas

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Birthday
19, 1904
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Aug 23, 1974 (70)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1904
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Aug 23, 1974 (70)

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Lithuanian and Soviet pianist and conductor known for his pieces based on folk songs. His music was known for its distinct melodies, emotion, and familiarity.

Before Fame

He was mentored by the revered Latvian composer Alfrēds Kalniņš. He worked as an organist and conductor of the Youth Choir of Lithuanian Society.

Trivia

His ballet "Matchmaking" premiered in 1933 and his symphony "I Bow to Native Land" in 1947.

Family Life

He grew up in a large family with 10 siblings. His father an organist.

Associated With

He and Leopold Godowsky were both pianists and composers originally from Lithuania.

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