Goldmark Rubin

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Goldmark Rubin

Goldmark, Rubin, American composer and teacher, nephew of Karl (Károly) Goldmark; b. N.Y., Aug. 15, 1872; d. there, March 6, 1936. He studied at the Vienna Cons, with A. Door (piano) and J.N. Fuchs (composition), and from 1891 to 1893 he was a student at the National Cons, in N.Y. with Joseffy (piano) and Dvorak (composition). He taught at the Colorado Springs Coll. Cons. (1895-1901). Returning to N.Y. in 1902, for the next 20 years he gave private lessons in piano and theory. In 1924 he was appointed head of the composition dept. of the Juilliard School in N.Y, and remained there until his death; among his pupils were Copland, Chasins, and Jacobi. He was active in promoting such musical clubs as The Bohemians (of N.Y), of which he was a founder and president (1907-10), the Beethoven Assn., and the Soc. for the Publication of American Music. His Piano Quartet (1909; N.Y, Dec. 1, 1910) won the Paderewski Prize.


ORCH Hiawatha, overture (Boston, Jan. 13, 1900); Samson, tone poem (Boston, March 14, 1914); A Negro Rhapsody (N.Y, Jan. 18, 1923). VOCAL : Requiem, after Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (N.Y, Jan. 30, 1919); songs. CHAMBER: Piano Quartet (1909; N.Y, Dec. 13, 1910); Piano Trio; The Call of the Plains for Violin and Piano (1915); songs.


D. Tomatz, R. G., Postromantic: Trial Balances in American Music (diss., Catholic Univ. of America, 1966).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire