Rubin Goldmark

Rubin Goldmark ( born August 15, 1872 in New York; † March 6, 1936 in New York) was an American pianist and composer.

Son emigrated to New York lawyer and Cantor Leo Goldmark, nephew of composer Karl Goldmark. His father Leo was one of the founders of the New York Symphony Society, whose house was musical meeting point of the city, who coined the young ruby early musical. After piano lessons with Alfred von Livonius and at the College of the City of New York, he moved the age of seventeen to his " famous " Uncle Karl Goldmark in Vienna (1889-1891) to the Conservatory with Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, Robert Fuchs and Anton Door and Piano to study composition. After less than two years, he returned to New York, where he continued his piano studies at the 1879 emigrated to New York pianist and composer Rafael Joseffy ( which he later his Piano Quartet Op 12 dedicated ). After Dvořák's arrival in the U.S. he was a first of its composition students. Already in the school year 1893/94 he stopped "Mrs. Thurber's National Conservatory of Music " piano lessons and theory lessons. In 1895 he took over as head of the Conservatory in Colorado Springs. Here he won with his symphonic tone poem Hiawatha (after Longfellow premiere in Boston, January 13, 1900) first successes. He returned about 1905 (?) Back to New York, where he privately taught until his appointment as teacher of composition at the Juilliard School in New York City ( 1924). In 1915 he composed the (later orchestrated ) violin piece " Call of the Plains ". In 1922 the only work that is still performed with some regularity, a Negro Rhapsody (premiered January 18, 1923 by the New York Phil Harmony). From its contemporary critics, he was classified as " anachronistic ". His fame rests most particularly to his teaching - he has, inter alia, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland and Frederick Jacobi composition lessons given. At its twentieth anniversary of his death, the new music center of the College of the City of New York was named after him.

He made ​​numerous trips through the USA and Canada with lectures and concerts. His compositions include a string quartet, a piano trio ( op.1 ), a violin sonata, a Romance for Cello and Piano ( op.3 ), various orchestral pieces, piano music and songs. His piano quartet ( opus 9? 12) won in 1909, named after Paderewski prize for chamber music.

  • American composer
  • Composer of classical music ( 20th century)
  • Classic pianist
  • Born in 1872
  • Died in 1936
  • Man