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Nathan Schwartz
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1928
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 2002
Alameda County
California, USA

SCHWARTZ NATHAN On April 6, 2002, at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. He had had a long battle with leukemia but during the past two and a half years had regained some of his life and energy as a well known and beloved pianist. A New Yorker, Nathan came to the University of California at Berkeley in 1950 for graduate studies in music, having received a B.A. from Columbia University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. From that time he essentially made California his home. He traveled nationally and internationally with some of the world's most outstanding musicians, and as a founding member of the Francesco Trio. A great supporter of contemporary music, Nathan worked with many 20th Century composers, recording and presenting, often premiering their works. Having played in some of the finest concert halls such as Tully Hall in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Wigmore Hall in London, his two most recent concerts were in Hellman Hall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Hertz Hall on the University of California, Berkeley, Campus, which brought him full circle, as he had been a part of the dedication festivals of both these halls. A highly respected teacher and lecturer, he held teaching appointments at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Grinnell College, and for the past 25 years at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He loved music above all, but also art galleries, European Cathedrals, and just good lively discussions with his fellow musicians. He will be sorely missed by family, friends, colleagues and students. There will be a graveside service at 2 PM Wednesday, April 10, at the Home of Eternity Cemetery, part of Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, California. On June 2 at 4 PM there will be a memorial concert at the Crewden School located at the corner of Sacramento and Rose streets in Berkeley. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Hampton-Schwartz, a cellist. Colonial Chapel Funeral Directors (510) 536-5454.

Alameda Times-Star 4/9/02.
Home of Eternity Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
Created by: Travelingal
Record added: Mar 12, 2008
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Nathan Schwartz
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God in peace.
- Travelingal
 Added: Mar. 12, 2008

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