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ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Pedagogue Felix Galimir Died in 1999

Galimir's musicianship influenced generations of young artists, with some of his famed students including Jennifer Koh, Leila Josefowicz, and Ani Kavafian

 

Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue, Felix Galimir died in Manhattan, New York at age 89.

Among the most beloved and respected violinists of the twentieth century, Felix Galimir touched many lives and was known by musicians worldwide for his interpretation of the Viennese classics.

In 1927, Galimir and his three sisters formed a string quartet in recognition of the centennial death of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

He later founded the Galimir String Quartet in 1929. The quartet sustained well into the 1990s. Galimir's quartet made the first recording of Ravel's String Quartet, with the composer present.

A student of Adolf Bak, Simon Pullman and Carl Flesch, Mr. Galimir was a former concertmaster of the NBC Symphony Orchestra and held teaching positions at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music.

 

GALIMIR QUARTET | RAVEL | STRING QUARTET | 2ND MVT | 1934

 

Schubert: Quintet / The Shepherd on the Rock |CD|

Felix Galimir & Other Artists

Release Date: May 22, 1990

Sony

 

 

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