Notes and Editorial Reviews
Alexandre Moguilewsky was born in Russia in 1885 and became a pupil at the Moscow Conservatory. There he studied under Johann Hramily, a Czech. Moscow with Hramily may have been less prestigious than St. Petersburg with Auer, but nevertheless did produce a steady stream of ranking players. In 1908 Moguilewsky became a founder-member of the Moscow Society for the Propagation of Chamber Music. In 1912 he formed his own string quartet. He later joined the Stradivarius Quartet which he left in 1921 when he emigrated to Japan where he continued his career until his death in 1953. Miron Polyakin was born in 1895 and began his education at the music school in Kiev. In 1908, he entered the St. Petersburg Conservatory as a pupil of Auer. For one of
his examinations, the highest possible mark was a 5 but Glazunov insisted on giving him a 5++ and in 1910 Auer's report on Polyakin consisted of three exclamation marks. However, his pride and arrogance were also noted. In taste and style Polyakin's playing was held to be the closest to Auer of any of his pupils, but affliction from nerves made him an uneven player. In later years, as a teacher at the Leningrad Conservatory, he tended to proceed by example rather than explanation. Indeed, at times, his playing in class was felt to exceed anything he achieved in concert. The brevity of his life, he died in 1941, and the conditions prevailing in Russia in the `30s, have left us with a recorded legacy of this artist which is both very small and very hard to come by. Read less
Works on This Recording
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Alexander Mogilevsky (Violin),
Leonid Kreutzer (Piano)
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: ?1931
Length: 20 Minutes 46 Secs.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 8 in G major, Op. 30 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Artur Balsam (Piano),
Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/04/1939
Length: 15 Minutes 30 Secs.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Abram Dyakov (Piano),
Miron Polyakin (Violin)
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1938-39
Length: 31 Minutes 54 Secs.
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