July 24, 1880:  Born in Geneva to a Jewish bourgeois family. "Place of birth in Geneva : p. 37, no indication; but it is probable that it was at their home : 1 rue Abauzit."

1886:  His mother gives him a flute.

1887:  He composes musical pieces using notation he creates. 

1889:  Begins study of violin with Albert Gos, an excellent amateur violinist.

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