Dubensky, Arkady

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Dubensky, Arkady (b Vyatka, Russia, 1890; d Tenafly, NJ, 1966). Russ.-born violinist and composer. Leader, Moscow Imperial Opera Orch. for 9 years. Went to NY 1921, joining NYSO until merger with NYPO of which he became member until 1953. Comp. for unusual combinations, e.g. Fugue, 18 vn.; Fugue, 4 bn.; Suite, 9 fl.; Ov., 18 toy tpt.; Fantasy on Negro Themes, tuba, orch.; tb. conc.; concerto grosso, 3 tb., tuba, orch. Also wrote operas, str. qts., and works for conventional orch. forces.