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Moiseiwitsch, Bennolocked

(1890–1963)
  • Anne Pimlott Baker

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Moiseiwitsch, Benno (1890–1963), pianist, was born on 22 February 1890 in Odessa, Russia, the son of David Leon Moiseiwitsch, a timber merchant, and the grandson of a Jewish cantor. One of nine children, with six brothers and two sisters, he was the only one to show any talent for music. After starting piano lessons with his mother, he won a place at the ...

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