Ossip Gabrilowitsch

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Birthday
7, 1878
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Sep 14, 1936 (58)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1878
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Sep 14, 1936 (58)

About

Prominent musician and conductor who, in 1905, became one of the first pianists to record music for the Welte-Mignon mechanical piano.

Before Fame

He studied with Anton Rubinstein and Nikolai Medtner at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory.

Trivia

He conducted the Munich Philharmonic from 1910 until 1914.

Family Life

He married singer Clara Clemens (daughter of author Mark Twain) in October of 1909. They had a child, Nina, who would become Twain's last descendant.

Associated With

He recommended Sergei Rachmaninoff for the position of Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor.