Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919-2013
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Overview Jacob Avshalomov was born in Tsingtao, China on March 28, 1919. His father, Aaron Avshalomov, was a notable composer and his mother was from San Francisco. He graduated high school at the age of 14 and began working in a factory to support his mother after his parents separated. In 1937, during the Japanese invasion of China, Avashalomov joined the British volunteer corps briefly before fleeing to San Francisco with his mother. He began his composition studies with Ernst Toch in Los Angeles,...