Ignatz Waghalter

Born: 15th March 1881

Died: 7th April 1949

Birthplace: Poland

Ignatz Waghalter was a Polish-German composer and conductor. Waghalter was born into a poor but musically-accomplished Jewish family in Warsaw. His eldest brother, Henryk Waghalter (1869-1961), became a renowned cellist at the Warsaw Conservatory. Wladyslaw (1885-1940), the youngest Waghalter brother, became a noted violinist. Ignatz Waghalter made his way to Berlin at the age of 17 where he first studied with Philipp Scharwenka.

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