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Encyclopedia > Efrem Zimbalist
Efrem Zimbalist, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933
Efrem Zimbalist, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933

Efrem Zimbalist (9/21 April 1889 - February 22, 1985) was one of the world's most prominent concert violinists, as well as a composer, teacher and conductor. Efrem Zimbalist photographed by Carl Van Vechten, September 26, 1933 From the collection of the Library of Congress and in the public domain: http://memory. ... Efrem Zimbalist photographed by Carl Van Vechten, September 26, 1933 From the collection of the Library of Congress and in the public domain: http://memory. ... Photographic self-portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ...


He was born in Rostov on Don, Russia to a Jewish family and his father was a conductor. By the age of nine, Efrem Zimbalist was first violin in his father’s orchestra. At age 12 he entered the St. Petersburg Conservatory and studied under Leopold Auer. After graduation he debuted in Berlin (playing the Brahms concerto) and London in 1907 and in the U.S. in 1911, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He then settled in the U.S. He did much to popularize the performance of early music. Central market near Nativity Cathedral. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Theatre Square and the conservatory in 1913. ... Leopold Auer Leopold Auer (June 7, 1845 – July 15, 1930) was a Hungarian violinist, teacher, conductor and composer. ... Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ... Johannes Brahms. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the worlds most renowned orchestras. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ...


He married the famous American soprano Alma Gluck and they toured together for a time. Alma Gluck died in 1935. Look up Soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Album cover Alma Gluck (May 11, 1884 - October 27, 1938), was a soprano. ... Album cover Alma Gluck (May 11, 1884 - October 27, 1938), was a soprano. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1928, Zimbalist began teaching at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In 1943, a widower for 8 years, he married the school’s founder, Mary Louise Curtis Bok. He was director of the school from 1941 to 1968. His pupils included Oscar Shumsky and Felix Slatkin. 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Curtis Institute of Music is a music school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera, and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Felix Slatkin (December 22, 1915 to February 8, 1963) was an American violinist and conductor. ...


He retired as a violinist in 1949, but returned in 1952 to give the first performance of the Violin Concerto by Gian Carlo Menotti, which is dedicated to him. He retired again in 1955. He served as a juror of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1962 and 1966. 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gian Carlo Menotti, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Gian Carlo Menotti (born July 7, 1911, Cadegliano, Italy) is an Italian-born American composer. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Tchaikovsky Competition is one of the most prestigious classical music competitions in the world. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


His own compositions include a violin concerto, the American Rhapsody and a tone poem called Daphnis and Chloe. A symphonic poem or tone poem is a piece of orchestral music in one movement in which some extra-musical programme provides a narrative or illustrative element. ... Longus was a Greek sophist and romancer, and author of Daphnis and Chloe. ...


He died in 1985 at the age of 95 from natural causes. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His and Alma's son, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., and their granddaughter, Stephanie Zimbalist, both became popular actors. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. ... Stephanie Zimbalist (born October 8, 1956, New York City, New York) is an American actress. ...


In 2005, a permanent Chair for the Performing Arts was established in his honor at the Linda Christas International School. The Chair is currently occupied by his son, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.


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Zimbalist traveled to Washington every May, to meet with Hoover and to film opening segments around the city for the coming season - in the latest Ford, of course.
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