Kouguell, Arkadie, Russian-American pianist and composer; b. Simferopol, Dec. 25, 1898; d. Glen Head, L.I., N.Y., Nov. 20, 1985. He studied at the St. Petersburg Cons. After living in Beirut (1928–48) and Paris (1948–52), he settled in N.Y. as a piano teacher.
Impressions of Damascus for Orch. (1930); Piano Concerto (1930); Bédouin Dance for 60 Cellos (1932); Piano Concerto for Left Hand (1934); Rapsodi tartare for Orch. (1947); Cello Concerto (1950); Concertino for Trombone and Piano (1956); suites for various chamber groups; chamber music; etc.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire