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Paul Abraham (Composer)

Born: 2nd November 1892, Apatin, Austria-Hungary

Died: 6th May 1960, Hamburg, Germany

Nationality: Hungarian

Paul Abraham was a Jewish-Hungarian composer of operettas, who scored major successes in the German-speaking world. His specialty – and own innovation – was the insertion of jazz interludes into operettas.

Abraham was born in Apatin, Austria-Hungary (today Serbia), and studied at the Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music in Budapest from 1910 to 1916. He studied cello with Adolf Schiffer and composition with Viktor Herzfeld.

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