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Alexander Smallens

AKA Alexander Smolensk

Born: 1-Jan-1889
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: 24-Nov-1972
Location of death: Tucson, AZ [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, East Lawn Palms Cemetery & Mortuary, Tucson, AZ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Russian-born American conductor

Resident of the United States from the age of 6 months.


[1] St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson, AZ.

Father: Pantaleimon Ossipowitch Smolensk (brain surgeon)
Mother: Anna Rosovski
Wife: Ruth White (composer, ex-wife of Maurice Wertheim, m. 15-May-1935, one son)

    University: BA, City College of New York (1909)
    University: Institute of Musical Art, New York City (1905-09)
    University: Paris Conservatoire (1909-11)

    Radio City Music Hall Orchestra Conductor (1947-50)
    Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director, Summer Season (1930-35)
    Philadelphia Orchestra Asst. Conductor (1927-34)
    Philadelphia Civic Opera Music Director (1924-31)
    Chicago Opera Asst. Conductor (1919-22)
    Boston Opera Principal Conductor (1915-17)
    Aborn English Opera Conductor (1914)
    Boston Opera Asst. Conductor (1911-14)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1919


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