Elfi von Dassanowsky
Date of Birth
Feb 02, 1924
Birth Place:
Vienna, Austria


At age 15, the youngest female of her time to gain admission to Vienna's renowned Academy of Music, Elfi von Dassanowsky was soon recruited by director Karl Hartl to instruct Curd Jurgens in piano for his performance in the 1942 Mozart film, Wen die Götter Lieben. Von Dassanowsky's career as opera singer and pianist was halted when she refused to join Nazi organizations, and in 1944 she declined a...