what happened after Bortkiewicz’ death?

Bortkiewicz died on 25 October 1952 in the Algemeines Krankenhaus in Vienna.
Bortkiewicz' death announcement

Bortkiewicz’ death announcement

His wife, Elisabeth Bortkiewicz-Geraklitova was his sole heir. The Bortkiewicz Gemeinde tried to keep the memory of Bortkiewicz’ music alive. Elisabeth Bortkiewicz stayed as subtenant of Maria Cernas in the Blechturmgasse 1 Tür 5. On 9 March 1960 Elisabeth Bortkiewicz died in the Willergasse 24, Rodaun, Wien (Vienna). Her heirs were two daughters of her brother Sergei Ilyanko. Elisabeth Schubert-Tscharré and Grete Schuster received a legacy.

Elisabeth Schubert-Tscharré (1950)

Elisabeth Schubert-Tscharré in 1950

By then the memory of Bortkiewicz’ music had already faded away. His music went out of print and piano and orchestral scores became very hard to obtain.

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