German Violinist Willy Hess Died On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist Willy Hess died on this day in 1939 – aged 79

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German violinist Willy Hess died on this day in 1939 – aged 79.

A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra.

He held teaching positions on faculty at Harvard University and the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik – with his notable students including Georg Kulenkampff, Henri Temianka, Tossy Spivakovsky and Arthur Fiedler.

 

 

 

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