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Felix Galimir

Renowned violinist and chamber musician Felix Galimir died Nov. 10 in New York of natural causes. He was 89.

Born in Austria, Galimir received his early training at the Vienna Conservatory. He and his sisters formed a string quartet in 1927 to commemorate the centennial of Ludwig van Beethoven’s death. Among their fans was Maurice Ravel.

Galimir later moved to New York City and was the first violinist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra from 1939 to 1954. In 1954, he started a two-year stint as concertmaster of NBC’s Symphony of the Air.

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