BIO OF OSSIP GABRILOWITSCH BY MARK TWAIN'S DAUGHTER
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MY HUSBAND GABRILOWITSCH, The Intimate Story of the Celebrated Pianist-Conductor-Composer, copyright 1938 by Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch (Mark Twain's daughter). Hard cover, no dust jacket, 351 pages including index and appendices. Illustrated with 14 black & white photographic plates. Stated first edition.
Daughter of one genius, wife of another and celebrated in her own right (as a soprano who performed in public with her husband), the author of 'My Father Mark Twain' tells a story of the romantic marriage of two young music students; their years together; Gabrilowitsch's brilliant career as a pianist; the founding of a great orchestra (Detroit Symphony); reminiscences of their literary and musical friends.
A story of genius, beginning with Mark Twain and his young daughter Clara in Vienna. Clara was to study piano with the great Leschetizky. A handsome young Russian was also a pupil. Their romance began, but interludes of humorous misunderstandings protracted the engagement for several years. At the outbreak of the World War Gabrilowitsch was imprisoned; they eventually escaped to Switzerland and America. The story of how the great Detroit Symphony Orchestra was established and its fine Hall built is told in full.
Condition: Very Good - slightly yellowed pages, but no tears, marks or missing pages.
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