Eric Gross

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Birthday
16, 1926
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Apr 17, 2011 (84)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1926
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Apr 17, 2011 (84)

About

Austrian composer and pianist best remembered for orchestral compositions like Na Shledanou v Praze. He was also a teacher at the University of Sydney.

Before Fame

He began working professionally as a pianist at age fourteen.

Trivia

He was declared the City of Canada Bay Cultural and Artistic Citizen of the Year on Australia Day in 2006.

Family Life

He and his wife Pamela died less than a week apart from each other, with Pamela passing first.

Associated With

His composition Pacem in Terris was based on the encyclical by Pope John XXIII.