Magnes, Frances (1919–)

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Magnes, Frances (1919–)

American violinist. Born Frances Shapiro in Cleveland, Ohio, April 27, 1919.

At 14, made debut with Cleveland Orchestra under Artur Rodzinski; toured America with Busch Chamber Players (1945–46); made recordings with Ernö Dohnányi and New York Philharmonic Orchestra; was 1st to perform and record Stefan Wolpe's Violin Sonata (1949) and Tibor Serly's Sonata (1950); increasingly appeared with Westchester Symphony Orchestra where she was concertmaster (1960s).

See also Women in World History.

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