Berezowsky, Nicolai, 1900-1953

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Birth 1900-05-17
Death 1953-08-27
Americans

Biographical notes:

First performance by the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Dresden, Germany, 29 April 1930, the composer conducting, Carl Flesch, soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto for violin and orchestra / Nicolai T. Berezowsky. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890645

Violinist, conductor, member of the Coolidge String Quartet, composer in the burgeoning era of "American music."

From the description of Nicolai Berezowsky papers, 1893-1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 467178606

Composed 1944. First performance Philadelphia, 26 January 1945, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conductor, Edna Phillips harp. Written for and dedicated to Edna Phillips.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto for harp and orchestra / by Nicolai Berezowsky. c1944. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890595

Composed 1935. First performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston, 22 Feb. 1935, Serge Koussevitzky conducting, Gregor Piatigorsky, soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto lirico : for violoncello and orchestra, op. 19 / Nicolai Berezowsky. [193-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890663

Composed 1943. First performance by the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, New York, Nov. 25, 1943, Artur Rodzinksi conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Soldiers on the town / Nicolai Berezowsky. c1943. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890808

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Publisher, collector.

From the guide to the Nicolai Berezowski Papers, 1817-1940, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

Commissoned by Howard Barlow. Composed 1943. First performance New York, 23 December 1943, New York Philharmonic, Howard Barlow conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Christmas festival overture : (Ukranian Noël), op. 30, no. 2 / Nicolai Berezowksy. c1943. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890590

Composed 1941. First broadcast performance New York, 11 October 1941, broadcast over WABC, CBS Orchestra, Howard Barlow conductor, the composer as soloist. First concert performance Chicago, 29 January 1942, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Stock conductor, William Primrose soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto : for viola or clarinet and orchestra / Nicolai Berezowksy. [194-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890600

Commissioined by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, 1942. Dedicated to Natalia Constantinovna Koussevitzky. Composed 1942. First performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston, 22 Oct. 1943, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony IV, op. 29 / Berezowsky. [194-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890852

Nicolai Berezowsky was a Russian-born American composer and violinist.

From the description of List of musical works by Nicolai Berezowsky and other papers, [195-?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164344

From the guide to the List of musical works by Nicolai Berezowsky and other papers, 195-?, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Originally composed for 2 pianos, 1929; orchestrated 1932. First performance by the National Orchestral Association, New York, Feb. 14, 1933, at Carnegie Hall, Leon Barzin conducting, Vera Brodsky and Harold Triggs, soloists.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Fantasie for two pianos and orchestra, opus 9 / Nicolai Berezowsky. [193-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890756

Nicolai Berezowsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on May 17, 1900. He studied piano, violin, and voice at the Imperial Chapel in St. Petersburg where he graduated in 1916. He was a violinist in the orchestras of the Saratov Opera (1917-1919) and the Bolshoi (1919-1920). He emigrated to New York in 1922 (becoming an American citizen in 1928), and played in the orchestra of the Capitol Theatre. From 1923-1929 he was a member of the New York Philharmonic. During this time he studied at the Juilliard School of Music violin with Paul Kochanski and composition with Rubin Goldmark. From 1935-1940 he was a member of the Coolidge String Quartet, and was an assistant conductor at CBS in 1932-1936 and again in 1941-1946. He received a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1944) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1948). Berezowsky died in New York on August 27, 1953.

From the guide to the Nicolai Berezowsky scores, ca. 1916 - ca. 1953, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Composed 1936. First performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester, N.Y., 21 Jan. 1937, José Iturbi conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. 3, op. 21 / Nicolai Berezowsky. [193-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890841

Composed 1939. First performance by the National Broadcasting Co. Symphony Orchestra, New York, Oct. 15, 1939, broadcast over the National Broadcasting Co., Frank Black conducting. First concert performance by the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, New York, Mar. 27, 1941, at Carnegie Hall, John Barbirolli conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Introduction and waltz : for string orchestra, op. 25 / Nicolai Berezowsky. [193-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890767

Composed 1933. First performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 16 Feb. 1934, Serge Koussevitzky conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. 2, op. 18 / by N.T. Berezowsky. [193-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890826

Composed 1938. First performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston, Oct. 21, 1938, Serge Koussevitzky conducting, the Coolidge String Quartet: William Kroll (1st violin), the composer (2nd violin), Nicolas Moldavan (viola), Victor Gottlieb (cello), soloists.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Toccata : variations and finale : for string quartet and orchestra, Op. 23 / N.T. Berezowsky. [1938] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42890864

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