(b Brest-Litovsk, 1900; d Rockville Center, NY, 1960). Russ.-born conductor and pianist. Emigrated to USA as child. Pf. pupil, 1924, of Josef Hofmann. Studied comp. with Bloch and d'Indy. Cond. Concert Spirituel, Paris, 1930–3. Head of mus. dept., Hartt Coll. of Mus., Hartford, Conn., 1944–60. Comps. incl. opera; ballet; 2 syms.; vn. conc.; vc. conc.; va. rhapsody; 3 str. qts.; choral works; and pf. pieces.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.