Oscar Ludwig Levy was a German Jewish physician and writer, now known as a scholar of Friedrich Nietzsche, whose works he first saw translated systematically into English. His was a paradoxical life, of self-exile and exile, of writing on and against Judaism, he was influenced by the racialist theories of Arthur de Gobineau. He admired Benjamin Disraeli, two of whose novels he translated into the German language. Levy was born in Stargard in the Province of Pomerania, the son of Ernestina and Moritz Levy and the brother of Max Levy and Emil Elias Levy, he studied medicine in Freiburg, qualifying in 1891. He left the German Empire in 1894, where his father was a banker in Wiesbaden, lived in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, he discovered, or was more converted to, Nietzsche in 1905 or 1906 via a patient. The 18-volume Nietzsche translation he oversaw appeared from 1909 to 1913, his collaborators were Francis Bickley, Paul V. Cohn, Thomas Common, William S. Haussman, J. M. Kennedy, Anthony Ludovici, Maximilian A. Mugge, Maude D. Petre, Horace B.
Samuel, Hermann Georg Scheffauer, G. T. Wrench and Helen Zimmern. Ludovici became his most important follower. In general he found little British support, but A. R. Orage was an enthusiast and Levy found an outlet in The New Age. Subsequently, his life was complicated by having to leave the United Kingdom and his medical practice despite his support for the British side against the Central Powers when World War I broke out, he went back to the German Empire in 1915 and to Switzerland. Back in the United Kingdom in 1920, he incautiously wrote a preface for an inflammatory political pamphlet by George Pitt-Rivers, The World Significance of the Russian Revolution, he was deported as an alien in 1921. He lived in the French Third Republic, he returned to the United Kingdom. He died in Oxford, he was married to Frieda Brauer. His daughter Maud lived in Oxford, his grandson is television sports presenter Jim Rosenthal and his great-grandson is actor Tom Rosenthal. His papers were in 2004 deposited in the Nietzsche-Haus in Sils Maria.
Levy wrote an introduction to On the tracks of life: the immorality of morality by Leone Gioacchino Sera, translated by J. M. Kennedy. Works by Oscar Levy at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Oscar Levy at Internet Archive
Frank Glazer was an American pianist and teacher of music. Glazer was born in Chester, Wisconsin on February 19, 1915, the sixth child of Benjamin and Clara Glazer, Jewish emigrants from Lithuania; the family moved to Milwaukee in 1919. His first piano lessons were given by his sister Blanche. Frank Glazer was educated in Milwaukee Public Schools, graduated the city's North Division High School in 1932. In his teenage years, he played in his high school band and vaudeville. Alfred Strelsin, a New York City signage manufacturer and arts patron, provided the funds for Glazer to travel to Berlin in 1932 to study with Artur Schnabel. Glazer taught piano in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Strelsin urged Glazer to make his New York debut, telling him, "If you don't start by the time you're 21, forget it". Glazer made his debut at Town Hall in New York City on October 20, 1936, with a program of Bach, Brahms and Chopin, he played this program again in 2006. In 1939 Glazer performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Sergei Koussevitzky.
Glazer served in the United States Army as an interpreter from 1943 to 1945 in France. In the early 1950s, Glazer had his own television show called Playhouse 15 in Milwaukee. On September 6, 1952, he married classical singer Ruth Gevalt. With his wife, Ruth, he founded in the 1970s the Saco River Festival in Maine, a summer chamber series. From 1965 until 1980 Glazer taught at the Eastman School of Music. In 1980 Glazer became artist in residence at Bates College in Maine. Glazer has been called "the greatest interpreter of the piano music of Erik Satie". In the 1960s he recorded the complete piano music of Satie for the Vox label. Glazer died at the age of 99 on January 13, 2015, his brother David was a clarinetist who performed with the New York Woodwind Quintet for more than 35 years. The Fountain of Youth: The Artistry of Frank Glazer, by Duncan J Cumming. Frank Glazer's official website Time in His Hands: Frank Glazer's musical light shines undimmed 70 years after his New York debut", Doug Hubley, Bates Magazine Online, Fall 2006 edition.
At 95, pianist is still learning, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, published October 9, 2010. Frank Glazer's Long Road, American Public Media, published March 2, 2012. Maine Pianist Frank Glazer Dies at 99 Portland Press Herald, published January 13, 2015, updated January 14, 2015