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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