Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936Alternative names
Born Jan. 26, 1878 in St. Petersburg, the son of a well know jurist. At the age of 10 he was entered in the St. Petersburg Conservatory to study piano under Anton Rubenstein, later studied composition in Vienna under Glazunov and other. In 1896 made his public debut in Berlin and later Europe. Made his first appearance in America at Carnegie Hall, Nov. 12, 1900, and made six transcontinental tours. Met Clara Clemens daughter of Mark Twain when both were studying under Leschistky, and married in 1909. She was a central to and appeared frequently in concert with him. A daughter Nina was born in 1913. He was conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1918 until his death Sept. 14, 1936. In 1921 became an American Citizen. In 1924-30, 1930-31 alternated with Leopold Stokowski as director of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Received honorary degrees from Oberlin College, 1932 and Wayne Univ. in 1935. He was credited with making the Detroit Symphony Orchestra one of the best in the country and was considered one of the greatest pianists of his day. He was buried at Elmira, N.Y. in the Clemens family plot. (from B.H.C. Biography File) (blue index cards)
From the description of Ossip Gabrilowitsch papers, 1920-1937. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 664584145
Clara Clemens (1874-1962) was the middle daughter of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain); she was married to Ossip Gabrilowitsch from 1909 until his death, in 1936; in 1944 she married the Russian-born conductor Jacques Samossoud.
From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, ca. 1909-1943. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863319
American pianist, conductor, and composer of Russian birth.
From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Detroit, 12 September 1926, to Walter Damrosch, 1926 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577592
From the description of Typewritten letters signed (4) and telegrams (4), dated : Detroit, 1927-28, to George Engles, 1927 June 30 and 1927 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577595
From the description of Typewritten letters signed (6), autograph letters signed (4), and autograph postcard signed, dated : Detroit, Philadelphia, and New York, 1917-1933, to Harry Harkness Flagler (including one to Mrs. Flagler), 1917-1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577599
From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 2 April 1933, to [Arturo Toscanini], 1933 Apr. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577603
From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [s.l.], 22 June 1924, to Robert Fuld, 1924 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270947826
From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Detroit, 13 April 1933, to Mrs. Melbert B. Cary, 1933 Apr. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577590
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