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LEWITA, GUSTAW:

Polish pianist; born at Plock, Poland, 1855; died at Paris Feb., 1889. After graduating from the Vienna Conservatorium with distinction, he went to Paris, where he became a member of the orchestra of the Pas de Loup concerts. In 1882 Lewita was called to a professorship in the Conservatorium at Warsaw, and in 1885 was invited to Vienna to give a concert at the court of the archduke Charles. He then went to America, where he gave concerts in the most important cities and before the Emperor of Brazil.

Bibliography:
  • Ha-Asif, 1893, p. 134;
  • Encyklopedja Powszechna, ix. 281, Warsaw, 1901.
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