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Maurice Strakosch

1825– 1887

Born in Gross-Seelovitz, Moravia; child piano prodigy who fled home when twelve years old because his parents opposed his artistic vocation; studied music in Vienna, Austria; concert pianist, composer, and impresario; died in Paris, France. (See Who Was Who in America: Historical Volume, 583; “Forty Years a Manager,” New York Times, Oct. 11, 1887; GQC journal, Sept. 7, 1854.)