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'Music is mankind's greatest accomplishment. It's an untranslatable language, a world in itself.' - David Sheinfeld
He studied violin as a child, began composing as a teenager and became inspired by astronomy and particle physics, later composing a piece called e=mc2. He studied harmony and counterpoint in Chicago and was a composition student of Respighi in Rome (1929-1931). Later he studied conducting with Pierre Monteux. He played violin in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra from 1945-1971. He became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
David Sheinfeld died from cancer on 9 June 2001, aged ninety-four.