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 Emanuel Feuermann

Emanuel Feuermann

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Death 25 May 1942 (aged 39)
New York, New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 332 · View Source
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Austrian-born virtuoso cellist. One of the world's greatest cellists of who is especially admired by other cellists. Emanuel Feurmann appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 11 and later from 1917- 1923. He taught at the Cologane Conservatory from 1923 until 1933, when he fled to Switzerland. Feuermann also taught at the Berlin Hochschule. His concerts in Europe and in the United States established him as one of the world's greatest cellists. In 1938 he emigrated to the United States and joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 1941. Emanuel Feurmann died tragically in New York City on May 25, 1942 following a minor operation, when he came down with an infection. Despite his short life, he left a lasting impression on the musical world, convincing a significant portion that he was perhaps the greatest cellists of the twentieth century.

Bio by: Curtis Jackson


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 332
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emanuel Feuermann (22 Nov 1902–25 May 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 332, citing Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .