Goldenveiser Alexander B.( Russian pianist, teacher, composer)
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Goldenveiser, Alexander B. (1875-1961), Russian pianist, teacher, composer. Born in Chisinau on February 26 (March 10), 1875, his father was a lawyer and writer. Music trained at VP Prokunin. In 1895 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory piano (studied with the AI Siloti and PA Pabst), in 1897 and studied composition A. Arensky, M.I.Ippolitova-Ivanov; counterpoint involved in SI Taneyev. In 1896, became acquainted with Leo Tolstoy, who had a significant impact on the spiritual formation Goldenweiser. From 1901 served as a music critic in the press, has worked in the newspaper 'Kurier' magazine 'music world', etc.. (under the pseudonyms: AA, A, Borisov, G. G-P), led education. Given concerts (until 1956), including in ensembles with E. Ysaye, DF Oistrakh, L. B. Kogan, SN Knushevitsky, a quartet of. Ludwig van Beethoven. Teaching career began in 1897, in 1904-1906 he worked in the Moscow Philharmonic Academy, from 1906 was professor of the Moscow Conservatory (in 1922-1924 Rector, in 1939-1942 Director). In 1932-1934 he was deputy chairman of the Moscow Union of Composers. Creator piano school, among his students - Feinberg, H. Ginsburg, R. W. Tamarkin, TP Nikolaeva, DA Bashkirov, L. Berman. In 1946 Goldenveiser was awarded the title 'People's Artist of the USSR'. In 1947 he was awarded the Stalin Prize. Author of over 40 musical works, including 3 operas - "Singers", "Spring Waters" (by Ivan Turgenev), "Feast in the Time of Cholera" (by Pushkin) and numerous editions of piano works, and as books: "Close to Tolstoy. Records for 15 years "(2 volumes, 1922, 1923)," Leo Tolstoy and Music. Memories "(together with NN Gusev, 1958)," 32 sonatas of Beethoven "(1966)," The Musical Art "(1975).
Goldenveiser died in the village of Nikolina Gora near Moscow, November 27, 1961. Museum-apartment of a musician in Moscow in 1955 is a branch of the State Central Museum of Musical Culture. Glinka.