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Samuel Chotzinoff

Music critic

Chotzinoff Samuel and his family emigrated to the United States in 1906.

Chotzinoff's early musical articles began to appear in 'Vanity Fair' and other American

magazines in 1923, and on the resignation of Deems Taylor he became music

editor of the 'New York World', one of the most important of the metropolitan

dailies.

A former producer at NBC, he was the author of a highly controversial.

Background

Chotzinoff, Samuel was born on July 4, 1889 in Vitebsk, Russia. Son of Mayshe Bear and Rachel (Traskenoff) Chotzinoff.

Education

At ten, Samuel began taking piano lessons under Jeanne Franko, and later under Oscar Skach, at the Columbia University in New York. Chotzinoff also studied theory and composition at this University under Daniel Gregory Mason. He also pursued a general academic course at this University.

Career

He reached the peak of his career as accompanist when in 1919, he undertook a tour with celebretad violinist Jascha Heifetz.

Connections

father:
Mayshe Bear

mother:
Rachel (Traskenoff) C.

son:
Arthur Blair

daughter:
Josepha Anne