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ALEXANDER GOLDENWEISER - PIANIST

Leningrad Mint bronze 60 mm/106 gram medallion honoring the 100th birthday of the legendary Russian pianist and pedagogue by I.S. Komishilov, 1975.  The face of the medal has a bust portrait in relief of the pianist and the obverse features a grand piano, Goldenweiser’s name and dates.  The artist has signed in the mold underneath the piano and dated the medal. 1000 medals were struck.

Alexander Borisovitch Goldenweiser (1875-1961) was a pupil of Alexandre Siloti and Pavel Pabst at the Moscow Conservatory.  He also studied with Alexandre Arensky, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov and Sergei Tanayev.  He was appointed Professor at his alma mater in 1906.  Goldenweiser became part of a triumvirate of piano professors at the Moscow Conservatory including Heinrich Neuhaus and Konstantin Igumnov who trained most of the great pianists produced in Soviet Russia.  His pupils included, Lazar Berman, Samuel Feinberg, Grigory Ginzburg, Dimitri Kabalevsky, Nikolai Kapustin and Tatiana Nikolayeva among the many.

A close friend of Alexandre Scriabin, the composer premiered the two piano version of his 1st Symphony with Goldenweiser at the second piano in 1900.  He also played the world premiere of Scriabin’s Fantasty in B minor in 1908.

Numerous recordings as Goldenweiser as a consummate recitalist and performer with orchestra.  There are also video clips of him in performance, as well as teaching.