Henry Jolles

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Birthday
28, 1902
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 16, 1965 (62)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1902
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 16, 1965 (62)

About

German musician who mastered both contemporary and classical music. He was forced to flee to Brazil during World War II because of the Nazi threat.

Before Fame

His musicality was impacted by virtuoso Eugen d’Albert who saw potential in the boy after hearing him play when Henry was six.

Trivia

He was a prolific composer whose pre-1933 work was largely destroyed during the reign of the Nazis.

Family Life

His mother and his sister died in 1943 while imprisoned at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Associated With

He was trained early on by many influential musicians, including Artur Schnabel.