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Longtime piano faculty member Walter Hautzig dies at the age of 95

tas-hautzig-110915-1425827065Longtime Peabody Conservatory piano faculty member Walter Hautzig died peacefully at home in Manhattan on Monday at the age of 95. His obituary appeared in The New York Times.

Mr. Hautzig taught piano at Peabody for 27 years, from 1960 to 1988. In 2014, he was featured by Voice of America. He and his family’s escape from Nazi-occupied Vienna and their settlement as refugees in New York was chronicled in a piece by the The Forward Association and the subject of a video by his granddaughter.

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