Odessa, Odes'ka Oblast', Ukraine (1893 – 1963)
Aleksandr Vassilievich Gauk (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Га́ук; 15 August 1893 – 30 March 1963) was a Russian/Soviet conductor and composer.
Gauk’s first conducting experience was in 1912 with a student orchestra, and professionally on 1 October 1917 for a production of Tchaikovsky's Cherevichki at the Petrograd Musical Drama Theatre. He spent much of the 1920s as conductor for the Mariinsky Ballet. He married the ballerina Elena Gerdt.
From 1930 to 1934, he was chief conductor of… read more
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