Mischa Levitzki

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Birthday
25, 1898
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Jan 2, 1941 (42)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1898
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Jan 2, 1941 (42)

About

Was at one time the famed Hungarian conductor and pianist Ernő Dohnányi's youngest student. He won the 1915 Mendelssohn Prize.

Before Fame

He attended The Juilliard School after his father connected with conductor and composer Walter Damrosch, who arranged a scholarship for him.

Trivia

His numerous piano rolls, recorded in the 1920s and 1930s for the AMPICO Piano Roll Company, remained popular among AMPICO collectors for generations.

Family Life

He was born to Jewish parents who discovered his musical talents early on, beginning him on violin lessons when he was three.

Associated With

He composed a cadenza for Ludwig van Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto.