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Louis Kaufman’s birthday

Louis Kaufman's birthday

Louis Kaufman’s birthday

May 10, 1905, Portland, Oregon – February 9, 1994, Los Angeles, California

Louis Kaufman was an American violinist and possibly the most recorded musical artist of the 20th century. He played the soundtrack on as many as 500 movies and over 100 musical recordings. He is also credited with reviving the music of Antonio Vivaldi with his recording of The Four Seasons (1947), which won the Grand Prix du Disque (1950_, was elected to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, and in 2003 was selected for the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.

His parents were Romanian Jews, from a remarkable beneficent culture.

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