Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sophie Feuermann dead at 99 - Robert Battey

Sophie Feuermann, younger sister of the famed cellist, passed away on 11/6 at 99. She was Feuermann's accompanist in the early years of his career.

She was a true survivor. The youngest of 5 children, she was the only one to make it to middle age, and was victimized in the Holocaust as well.

I met her once, she was sharp and lively well into her 90's, and generously offered tips and recollections about her brother and his playing.


Robert Battey

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