BiographySt. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]
A well-respected conductor and composer, who arrived in the US in 1937 and became a citizen in 1944. His education included studies with Wladimir Tscherbachev, Otto Respighi, and Jaroslav Krichka in the Conservatory and Pontifical Academy of Sacred Music of Vatican in Rome. He was assistant conductor of the Augusteo Symphony in Rome between 1924-1929; music director of the Italian Broadcasting Corporation between 1929-1937; and guest conductor of various symphony orchestras in Europe and the US. He joined ASCAP in 1948 and the Screen Composers Associaton in 1950, and was a member of the Motion Picture Academy Arts & Sciences. Read more... the American delegate to the Florence Music Film Congress. His symphonic works include "Poem of the Sea"; "The Miracle of the Roses"; "Prelude to a Requiem Mass"; "American Panorama" (Gran Prix du Disque); and "Piano Concerto". His one popular tune was "Major Dundee March".