My Husband Gabrilowitsch      (Clara Clemens)
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My Husband Gabrilowitsch      (Clara Clemens)
B1177. CLARA CLEMENS. My Husband Gabrilowitsch. New York, Harper, 1938. 351pp. Index; Photos.


"Ossip Gabrilowitsch was born in Russia, one of three sons of a Jewish lawyer. On 6 October 1909, he married Mark Twain's daughter Clara Clemens, a singer who appeared with him in recital. From 1910 to 1914, he was conductor of the Munich Konzertverein (later known as the Munich Philharmonic) He eventually settled in the US, and in 1918 was appointed the founding director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, while still maintaining his life as a concert pianist. Before accepting the conductor's position, he demanded a new auditorium be built, and this was the impetus for the building of Orchestra Hall.”

- Z. D. Akron