Goedike, Alexander

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Goedike, Alexander

Goedike, Alexander, Russian pianist, pedagogue, and composer of German descent; b. Moscow, March 4, 1877; d. there, July 9, 1957. He studied with Safonov and G. Pabst (piano) and Arensky (composition) at the Moscow Cons, (graduated, 1898), where he was a prof. of piano from 1909.


DRAMATIC Opera : Virineya (1915); At the Crossing (1933); Jacquerie (1937); Macbeth (1944). ORCH.: Piano Concerto (1900); 3 syms. (1903, 1905, 1922); Organ Concerto (1929); Horn Concerto (1929); Trumpet Concerto (1930); Violin Concerto (1951). CHAMBER: Piano Quintet; 2 piano trios; String Quartet. OTHER: Pedagogic pieces for Piano.


V Yakovlev, A. G. (Moscow, 1927); K. Adzhemov, A.G. (Moscow, I960).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire