Brandukov, Anatol (Andreievich)

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Brandukov, Anatol (Andreievich)

Brandukov, Anatol (Andreievich) eminent Russian cellist; b. Moscow, Dec. 22, 1856; d. there, Feb. 16, 1930. He studied cello at the Moscow Cons, with Fitzenhagen (1868–77), and also attended Tchaikovsky’s classes in harmony. In 1878 he undertook a concert tour of Europe; lived mostly in Paris until 1906. His artistry was appreciated by Tchaikovsky, who dedicated his Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orch. to him; he also enjoyed the friendship of Saint-Saëns and Liszt. In 1906 he returned to Moscow, where he was prof, at the Phil. Inst.; from 1921 to 1930 he taught cello at the Moscow Cons. He composed a number of cello pieces and made transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and others.

Bibliography

L. Ginsburg, A.A. B.(Moscow, 1951).

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