Modest Altshuler

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BiographyIn 1904, Altshuler was the founder of the Orchestra of Russian Symphony Society of New York (Russian Symphony Orchestra Society of New York), which lasted about 15 years and has done a lot for the promotion of Russian music in the US and in the world.It Orchestra conducted by Modest Altschuler first performed the works of the great Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (Alexander Scriabin).

Modest Altschuler (Modest Altschuler) was born in 1873 in the Belarusian Mogilev (Mogilev, Belarus). His real name - Moses Isaakovich Altshuler (Moisei Isaacovich Altschuler), parents -Isaac Altshuler and Bert Slutskin. In 1984, he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory Altshuler cello ; at the end of the 1890s he emigrated to the United States.

In 1904, Altshuler was the founder of the Orchestra of Russian Symphony Society of New York (Russian Symphony Orchestra Society of New York),error status: 400, Modest Mussorgsky (Modest Mussorgsky), Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky). So, the 1st Piano Concerto by Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10) sounded in the famous New York`s Carnegie Hall (Carnegie Hall in New York) December 10, 1918, and in February 1905 in the same hall the orchestra performed Mussorgsky. It is noteworthy that Altshuler team became one of the first orchestras, recorded for the gramophone.

Despite its strict academic education, he Altschuler was a very versatile musician, happy to experiment and try contemporary musical techniques. error status: 400among his cinematic work - films `The Sea Hawk` 1924 ,` Dawn to Dawn` 1933, `It`s All in Your mind` 1938 ,` Buffalo Bill Rides Again` 1947 and `Song of My Heart` 1948. In addition, a Altshuler and active participant in the Southern California music community (southern California`s musical community).

Back in 1926-he became the founder of the orchestra Glendale Symphony Orchestra. In 1956 Modest Altschuler published his memoirs.

In addition to its own achievements and became the founder of a great Altshuler musical dynasty ; among his talented family - cellist Eleanor Aller (Eleanor Aller),symphony conductor Leonard Slatkin (Leonard Slatkin), cellist Frederick Zlotkin (Frederick Zlotkin), violinist Judith Aller (Judith Aller), performer and composer Jody Cormack (Jody Cormack) and composer Dylan Mattingly (Dylan Mattingly).

Modest Altschuler died September 12, 1963 in Los Angeles (Los Angeles).

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