Anatolii Andreevich Brandukov
Brandukov, Anatolii Andreevich
Born Dec. 10 (22), 1856, in Moscow; died there on Feb. 16, 1930. Russian Soviet cellist. Teacher and musical figure.
Brandukov studied under B. Cossmann and W. Fitzenhagen at the Moscow Conservatory (1868–77). He lived in Switzerland and Paris (1878–1905), where he met I. S. Turgenev and visited the salon of M. P. Viardot-Garcia. Brandukov was a member of M. P. J. Marsick’s quartet. He went on tours with A. G. Rubinstein, P. I. Tchaikovsky, F. Liszt, and S. V. Rachmaninoff. In 1906, Brandukov returned to Moscow; he appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and conductor. He was director and professor at the School of Music and Drama attached to the Moscow Philharmonic Society, as well as professor at the Moscow Conservatory (1921–30). Brandukov composed works for the cello (pieces with piano and concerti with orchestra).