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Schnabel was an Austrian classical pianist born to a Jewish family. He also composed and taught. Schnabel… [More] was known for his intellectual seriousness as a musician, avoiding pure technical bravura. Among the 20th century’s most respected and most important pianists, his playing displayed a vitality, profundity and spirituality in the Austro-German classics, particularly the works of Beethoven and Schubert. [Less]
1928: Cynthia Ozick
Ozick is an American-Jewish short story writer, novelist, and essayist. She grew up in the Bronx and was born… [More] in New York City to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. Her fiction and essays are often about Jewish American life, but she also writes on a broad range of topics including politics, history, and literary criticism. In addition, she has written and translated poetry. Her novel “Heir to the Glimmering World” was very well received by critics. She also won the National Book Critics Circle award. [Less]
1934: Don Kirshner
Kirshner is known as “The Man With the Golden Ear”, was an American song publisher and rock… [More] producer who is best known for managing songwriting talent as well as successful pop groups, such as “The Monkees,” “Kansas,” and “The Archies.” He attended the Bronx High School of Science and was born to a Jewish family. [Less]