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2009-03-15 11:10:18

Joseph Bloch, who taught and inspired scores of pianists at New York's famed Julliard School, has died in Larchmont, N.Y., at the age of 91, his family says. During Bloch's five decade-long career at Julliard, he taught such notable pianists as Misha Dichter, Jeffrey Siegel, Emanuel Ax and Jeffrey Swann, The New York Times noted Sunday. Many, many other pianists, even though he didn't teach them privately, felt that he had an immeasurable impact on their musical knowledge and their musical...

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