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Franz Waxman (Franz Wachsmann)

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Biography

Königshütte, Upper Silesia, Germany [now Chorzów, Slaskie, Poland]
Franz Waxman (Wachsmann) pursued his dream of a career in music despite his family's misgivings. He worked for several years as a bank teller and paid for piano, harmony and composition lessons with his salary. He later moved to Berlin, where he continued his study and progress as a musician. He was able to support himself by playing and arranging for a popular German jazz band, Weintraub Syncopaters, in the late 1920s. Read more...

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