Erwin Schulhoff

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Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Aug 18, 1942 (48)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Aug 18, 1942 (48)

About

Ingenious composer and pianist whose career ended and was nearly forgotten because of the Nazi acquisition of power in Germany.

Before Fame

He studied at Prague Conservatory, Vienna, Leipzig, and Cologne, where he was educated by Claude Debussy, Max Reger, Fritz Steinbach, and Willi Thern. He was awarded the Mendelssohn Prize twice, first in 1913 and again in 1918.

Trivia

He was one of the first classically trained musicians to see the virtues of jazz music. He was also open-minded enough to embrace Dadaism.

Family Life

His great-uncle was the famed Julius Schulhoff.

Associated With

His early mentor was Antonin Dvorak.