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Vladimir Horowitz
Birth: Oct. 1, 1903
Kiev
City of Kiev, Ukraine
Death: Nov. 5, 1989
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

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 Reagan. He died of a heart attack and is buried with the Toscanini family. (bio by: Donna) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Wanda Giorgina Toscanini Horowitz (1907 - 1998)*
 
 Children:
  Sonia Toscanini Horowitz (1934 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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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