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Vladimir Horowitz
Birth: Oct. 1, 1903
Berdichev
Death: Nov. 5, 1989
New York

Pianist. Born in Kiev, in the Ukraine, the youngest of the four children of Samuel Horowitz and Sofie Bodik. His mother originally taught him to play; he then became a student of Sergio Tarnowsky, and Felix Blumenfeld. He made his concert debut at age 17, and at age 25 began to tour in Europe and US. He developed a flat finger technique to better control the tone and color of each note. His technique excited the audiences, and he became quite a sensation. As for his personal life, he married Wanda the daughter of Auturo Toscanini and had one daughter Sonia. His playing suffered in the early 80's as a result from depression over the death of his daughter Sonia, and questions about his sexuality. He made a dramatic comeback in 1986 with another tour of Europe and a return to Russia. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Regan. He died of a heart attack and is buried with the Toscanini family. (bio by: Donna) 
 
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  Wanda Giorgina Toscanini Horowitz (1907 - 1998)*
 
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Burial:
Cimitero Monumentale di Milano
Milan
Provincia di Milano
Lombardia, Italy
Plot: In the crypt of his father-in-law, Arturo Toscanini.
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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