Modest Altschuler

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Born: February 15, 1873; Mogireff, Russia  
Born in Russia, in 1873, Altschuler studied cello at the Warsaw Conservatory, later moving to Moscow, where he studied composition with Arensky and Taneyev. After graduating, in 1890, from the Moscow Conservatory, Altschuler embarked on a career as a cellist. He eventually moved to the United States. In 1903, in New York, he founded the Russian Symphony Orchestra. Atschuler's orchestra quickly became an important institution for the Read more dissemination of Russian culture in America. For example, Altschuler's conducted the world premiere of Scriabin's Le Poème de l'extase in 1908. In addition, he gave American premieres of other important Russian composers, including Rachmaninov, Liadov, and Ippolitov-Ivanov. Alstchuler died in 1963. Read less
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  • 1.
    Rachmaninov: The Complete Works
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002145102 Release Date: 09/23/2014   Number of Discs: 32
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Franz Schubert,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  André Previn,  Peter Jablonski,  Mikhail Pletnev  ... 
    Conductor:  André Previn,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Kiril Kondrashin,  Stanislaw Wislocki  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Goldner String Quartet,  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Rachmaninov: Cello Works / Harrell, Ashkenazy
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 414340 Release Date: 10/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Modest Altschuler
    Performer:  Lynn Harrell,  Vladimir Ashkenazy
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    Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Cello / Ivashkin, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10095 Release Date: 03/23/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Modest Altschuler
    Performer:  Alexander Ivashkin,  Rustem Hayroudinoff
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