Music in Albert Einstein's Life

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In Music
  • Starts Violin and Piano Lessons

    Starts Violin and Piano Lessons
    His mother, Pauline, was talented pianist.
  • Einstein Discovers Mozart's Sonatas at Age 13

     Einstein Discovers Mozart's Sonatas at Age 13
    His violin remained his constant companion.
  • Moved to Aarau in Switzerland

    Moved to Aarau in Switzerland
    Completed school and still devoted time to music.
  • Worked on Brahms G-major Violin Sonata

    Worked on Brahms G-major Violin Sonata
    Worked on sonata in order to get full benefit from a visit to Aarau from great violinist Joseph Joachim, on whose program it appeared.
  • Played at a Music Examination in the Cantonal School

    The inspector reported that “a student called Einstein shone in a deeply felt performance of an adagio from one of the Beethoven sonatas”.
  • Met Physicist Michele Besso while playing violin at a musical soiree

    Met Physicist Michele Besso while playing violin at a musical soiree
  • Elsa quote about him and his music

    Elsa quote about him and his music
    She once said about him, "Music helps him when he is thinking about his theories. He goes to his study, comes back, strikes a few chords on the piano, jots something down, returns to his study.”
  • Played Chamber Music

    Einstein played chamber music with professionals, and performed for private audiences and friends.
  • Played Music with Max Planck and his son

    Played Music with Max Planck and his son
  • Played Beethoven and Mozart's works with Zoellner Quarter

    Played Beethoven and Mozart's works with Zoellner Quarter
  • He continued to play piano throughout his life.

    He continued to play piano throughout his life.
  • Made plans to found the Israel Philharmonic

    Made plans to found the Israel Philharmonic
    Einstein, along with Bronislaw Huberman, made plans to found the orchestra. He was a prominent supporter.
  • Played Violin with Juilliard Quartet

    Played Violin with Juilliard Quartet
  • Einstein Quote about Music

    Einstein Quote about Music
    “I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin”.
  • Put Down Violin and Never Picked It Up Again

    Put Down Violin and Never Picked It Up Again
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