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Oskar Morawetz

Dr. Oskar Morawetz, born in Svetla nad Sazavou in Czechoslovakia January 17, 1917, studied piano and theory in Prague and, following the Nazi takeover of his country in 1938, studied in Vienna and Paris, always staying one step ahead of the invading Nazis. He developed at an early age an ability to sight-read orchestral scores and at 19 was recommended by George Szell for the assistant conductor’s post with the Prague Opera. In 1940, he left Europe for Canada and since ...

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Oskar Morawetz' Symphony no. 2 performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (1959)

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