Jakob Gimpel

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Birthday
16, 1906
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Mar 12, 1989 (82)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1906
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Mar 12, 1989 (82)

About

Award-winning concert musician who was honored with the West German Order of Merit, First Class, and the State of Israel's Ben-Gurion Award.

Before Fame

He debuted in Vienna, Austria, in 1923, under Pierre Monteux with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Trivia

He was professor in residence from 1971 until 1986 at California State University, Northridge.

Family Life

He was the older brother of famed violinist Bronislav Gimpel and the younger brother of pianist and conductor Karol Gimpel.

Associated With

He recorded music for the classic 1946 Bugs Bunny animated short Rhapsody Rabbit, which was directed by Friz Freleng .