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Alexander Ilyich Siloti
Birth: Oct. 9, 1863, Ukraine
Death: Dec. 8, 1945
New York, USA

Composer. He studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Zverev and Nicholas Rubinstein, and he studied composition with Tchaikovsky. He was a pupil of Franz Liszt at Weimar from 1883 to 1886 and became know as Liszt's favourite pupil. He then returned to the Moscow Conservatory to teach, during which time he taught his younger cousin the great Sergei Rachmaninoff. During his life, he also conducted the Moscow Philharmonic in 1901, and he founded his own orchestra in St. Petersburg in 1903. This gave him the chance to try out a lot of new music coming from young composers at the time, such as Gnessin, Glazunov, Stravinsky, Scriabin, Prokofiev and, the great Rachmaninoff. He left Russia in 1920 and lived in Finland, France and England before immigrating to the United States in 1922. From 1924 until his retirement in 1942, he was a prominent and highly respected member of the faculty at the Juilliard School. Siloti made many great contributions to music literature through his transcriptions, arrangements and editions of the music of Liszt, Bach, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Arensky and others. Perhaps his most famous publication was his concert transcription of the B minor Prelude from Bach's Clavier-Buechlein, dedicated to his daughter Kyriena.  (bio by: Euph) 
 
Burial:
Mount Holiness Church
Inwood
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Euph
Record added: Oct 23, 2004
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Alexander Ilyich Siloti
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- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Dec. 8, 2013
today is the day of his rememberance, the correct location of his burial, is at Novo-Diveevo Cemetery.ВЕЧНАЯ ПАМЯТЬ ☦
- R.C.
 Added: Dec. 8, 2013

- David Wend
 Added: Oct. 9, 2013
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