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Arthur Jacobs

Malko, Nikolai ( Andreyevich ) ( b Brailov , May 4, 1883 ; d Sydney , June 23, 1961 ). American conductor of Russian birth . A pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, Lyadov, Glazunov and Nikolay Tcherepnin at the St Petersburg Conservatory, he also studied with Felix Mottl in Munich. Beginning as a conductor of ballet and opera at St Petersburg in 1903 , he became a leading musical figure of the early Soviet regime, conducting extensively and holding a professorship at the Moscow Conservatory ( 1918–25 ) and at the Leningrad Conservatory

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Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr Shamil′yevich ( b Tbilisi , 10 / Oct 23, 1905 ; d Moscow , June 18, 1964 ). Georgian conductor and composer . He studied with Nikolay Tcherepnin at the Tbilisi Conservatory and then became pianist and leader of the orchestra at the Tbilisi Opera from 1921 , and conductor from 1924 . He studied conducting with Aleksandr Gauk at Leningrad Conservatory ( 1928–30 ) and returned to Tbilisi in 1930 as chief conductor. From 1931 he was conductor, and from 1953 chief conductor, at the Bol′shoy Theatre in

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I.M. Yampol′sky

Gauk, Aleksandr Vasil′yevich ( b Odessa , 3 / Aug 15, 1893 ; d Moscow , March 30, 1963 ). Ukrainian conductor and composer . After studying at the Petrograd (St Petersburg) Conservatory with Glazunov (composition) and Nikolay Tcherepnin (conducting), he became conductor at the Petrograd Music Drama Theatre ( 1917 ), and at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre, now the Kirov ( 1923–31 ). He was then chief conductor successively of the Leningrad PO, 1930–34 , of the USSR State SO in Moscow, 1936–41 , and of the All-Union RSO, 1953–63 . During

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Noël Goodwin

Kurtz, Efrem ( b St Petersburg , Nov 7, 1900 ; d London , June 27, 1995 ). American conductor of Russian birth . He studied with Nikolay Tcherepnin and Glazunov at the St Petersburg Conservatory; he then went to Riga University and the Stern Conservatory, Berlin. He made his début at Berlin in 1921 , deputizing for Nikisch at a dance programme given by Isadora Duncan. He became musical director of the Stuttgart Philharmonic, 1924–33 , and also toured with Anna Pavlova in Europe, Australia and South America during the three years before her death in

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Zygmunt M. Szweykowski

education under Max Reger (composition), Arthur Nikisch and Hans Sitt (conducting) at the Leipzig Conservatory, at the same time studying musicology at the university with Hugo Riemann and Arnold Schering ( 1913–14 ). He completed his study of conducting and composition with Nikolay Tcherepnin, Aleksandr Glazunov and Maximilian Steinberg at the Petrograd Conservatory ( 1914–15 ) and stayed in Russia (Petrograd, Kiev) as conductor and music critic until 1918 , when he returned to Poland. He lived in Warsaw until 1939 , dividing his time between his profession as a

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Jonathan Powell and Christopher Hepburn

(b Obolsunovo, Ivanovo region, March 9, 1888; d nr Logachyovo, Smolensk region, Oct 6, 1914). Russian composer and pianist. He composed and performed his first compositions at the age of six, being initially taught by his mother. In 1892 the factory at which his father laboured as a chemical engineer closed and the family was forced to move. In ...

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Dranishnikov, Vladimir Alexandrovich ( b St Petersburg , 29 May / June 10, 1893 ; d Kiev , Feb 6, 1939 ). Russian conductor and composer . He studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory with Lyadov and Shteynberg (composition) and Nikolay Tcherepnin (conducting). Having led the orchestra at the Mariinsky Theatre he was conductor from 1918 , and music director from 1925 to 1936 . A talented opera conductor, he achieved a sensitive integration of voices and orchestra to dramatic as well as musical purpose. Under his direction the theatre

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Arthur Jacobs

, March 14, 1887 ; d Killin, Perthshire , Dec 19, 1982 ). English conductor and composer . He was a choirboy at Westminster Abbey, organ scholar at Exeter College, Oxford ( 1908–12 ), and then a student at the St Petersburg Conservatory, where his teachers included Nikolay Tcherepnin and Maximilian Steinberg. He graduated in 1917 and after military service in Britain returned to Petrograd as an assistant to Albert Coates, at that time a conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre. In 1920 , back in London, he joined the music staff at the Old Vic, which at that

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Susana Salgado

son, he began violin lessons at the age of nine with Stolyarsky and later studied with M.T. Hait. He continued violin studies with Sergei Korguyev and Auer at the St Petersburg Conservatory ( 1912–17 ); among his other teachers were Vasily Kalafati, Maximilian Steinberg, Nikolay Tcherepnin and Nikolay Sokolov. In 1919 he won by competition the post of leader of the Petrograd State Academic Theatre orchestra, but he did not take up the appointment. In 1923 he settled in Buenos Aires, where in 1929 he was a founder-member of the Grupo Renovación, devoted to studying

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Dorothea Redepenning

he took courses to train as a concert pianist, changing from Alexander Winkler to the highly regarded Anna Yesipova, the teacher of many outstanding Russian pianists. At the same time he began to study conducting with Nikolay Tcherepnin, the only lecturer at the conservatory whom he took really seriously; he also respected him as an analyst. Tcherepnin even taught him, he said, to appreciate the orchestral sound of Haydn and Mozart. He took his examinations in both these practical disciplines in the spring of 1914 . For the piano examination he played his own First

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Maria Eckhardt, Rena Charnin Mueller and Alan Walker

org); NLE i/17† intended as kbd work, but pubd in MW (1936) for chorus (source lost); see also J36 A295 197a 60a 1195 Toccata ?1879 NLE i/12† A296 207a 297 1212 Variation, prélude à la polka de Borodine 1880 Hamburg: Rahter, 1881 (rev.); Leipzig: Belaieff, 1893 (rev.); Bonn: in Tcherepnin paraphrase, 1959 (facs.) [NLE ii/15] variation on the ‘Chopsticks’ theme, composed for the 2nd edn of the set by Borodin, Cui, Lyadov and Rimsky-Korsakov; s 256 was renumbered as s 207a 256 297 1213 Variation über das Thema [Chopsticks] 1880 A297 573a 113/1 1215 Seconda mazurka