Dubuque [Dyubyuk], Aleksandr Ivanovich
- Edward Garden
(b Moscow, 20 Feb/March 3, 1812; d Moscow, Dec 27, 1897/Jan 8, 1898). Russian pianist and teacher, probably of French descent. He was a pupil of John Field. Among his own distinguished piano pupils were Balakirev, the critics Kashkin and Laroche, and Nikolay Zverev (teacher of Rachmaninoff, Skryabin and Ziloti). An intellectually controlled, poised and precise style (even for the interpretation of virtuoso pieces) is particularly associated with the Field-Dubuque Moscow tradition. Dubuque published a book on the technique of piano playing, ...