Gabrilowitsch, Ossip(ô`sĭp gäbrĭlô`vĭch), 1878–1936, Russian-American pianist and conductor; pupil of Anton Rubinstein at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and of Leschetizky. His debut was made in Berlin in 1896. He was well-known both as a brilliant pianist and as conductor of the Munich Konzertverein Orchestra, 1910–14, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1918–36. He married Clara Clemens, concert singer, daughter of Mark Twain.
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Gabrilowitsch, Ossip (Solomonovitch)(1878–1936) pianist, conductor; born in St. Petersburg, Russia. After a solo career in Europe and America, he became conductor of the Detroit Symphony in 1918, but is mainly remembered as a matinee-idol pianist.
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