|Birth Day||July 21, 1903|
|Age||117 YEARS OLD|
Musician who was also the author of The Seven Searchers and Other Poems when he was 12.
He fled to Basel after studying and teaching in Cologne, Germany, because of the rise of the Nazis.
He strongly supported Casals and signed on for the cellist's first festival.
He was born in Altstätten, Switzerland, and died in Locarno, Switzerland.
He was a respected educator who was known for teaching such future luminaries as Karl Engel, Arie Vardi, and Alfred Brendel .