DETROIT (Sep. 14)
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, noted Jewish conductor and musician, died here today after a year and a half’s ill ness. He was 58 years old.
He was obliged to take leave of absence from the conductor’s stand of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the Spring of 1935 after he collapsed while giving a piano recital in New York. Two operations for the stomach disorder that caused his illness proved unavailing.
Mr. Gabrilowitsch is survived by a widow, Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch, daughter of Mark Twain, and a daughter, Nina.
Born is St. Petersburg (Leningrad), he began studying music at the are of 9 after Anton Rubinstein had declared he possessed great talent. He studied under famous Russian composers. At 18, he appeared in principal European cities, and, in 1900, came to the United States, where he became a citizen.