Paul Jacobs

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Birthday
22, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 25, 1983 (53)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 25, 1983 (53)

About

Famed musician who was a master of his century's music, but was also skilled on early keyboards and played with many Baroque ensembles.

Before Fame

He joined Pierre Boulez's Domaine musical concerts while in France during the early 1950s, and as a result, he was instrumental in bringing early 20th-century works to post-war Paris.

Trivia

He debuted works by Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Roger Sessions, and even commissioned the 1979 composition Four North American Ballads by Frederic Rzewski.

Family Life

His family noticed his skills early on, and he attended PS 95, DeWitt Clinton High School, and The Juilliard School.

Associated With

He escaped a largely impoverished existence while in Europe, due in no small part to Aaron Copland's encouragement and connections.