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Efrem Zimbalist Sr. (1889–1985)

Composer, violinist and educator, educated at first by his father and then the Imperial School at St. Petersburg with Auer. He made his violin debut at Berlin in 1907, followed by a tour of Europe. His American debut was with the Boston Symphony in 1911. Thereafter, he joined the faculty at the Curtis Institute in 1929 and became a director there ... See full bio »


(age 95) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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 1946 Okay for Sound (Documentary short) (performer: "Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47" - uncredited)
 1926 Efrem Zimbalist & Harold Bauer Playing Theme and Variations from 'The Kreutzer Sonata' by Beethoven (Short) (performer: "Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47" ("Kreutzer"))
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 1928 Walls Tell Tales (Short)
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 1946 Okay for Sound (Documentary short)

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