Alexander Smallens

Alexander Smallens

Birth
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Death 24 Nov 1972 (aged 83)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 7690437 · View Source
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Conductor. He conducted opera, ballet and light symphonic programs with many groups. Smallens who was born in Russia conducted the Boston Opera Company from 1911 to 1914, Anna Pavlova Ballet Company from 1917 to 1919, Chicago Opera Company from 1919 to 1921, Philadelphia Orchestra from 1928 to 1947, and Radio City Music Hall from 1947 to 1950. He also conducted world premieres of Sergei Prokofiev's "The Love Of Three Oranges" in 1921, and George Gershwin's "Porgy And Bess" in 1935, as well as many others. He also conducted the music for the documentary films, "The Plow That Broke The Plains" (1936), "The River" (1937), and "The Fight For Life" (1940). He retired from music in 1959.


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  • Added: 15 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7690437
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Smallens (1 Jan 1889–24 Nov 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7690437, citing East Lawn Palms Cemetery and Mortuary, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .