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 Twice autographed 1960’s 3” x 5” original photograph in a recording session from the collection created by record producer James Mallinson, November 11, 1963.

 

Dubrovsky (1927-1994) is not a common name among Soviet period conductors as he rarely came to the West except for limited tours. His mother was a pianist who started him in music and they were known for their four hand piano performances for guests.  He studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Lev Zeitlin and Leo Ginzburg graduating in 1949.  While in his final year at the conservatory he was hired as an Assistant Conductor of the USSR State Symphony. His successful work with the orchestra in Moscow led to an appointment as Music Director of the Belarusian State Orchestra in Minsk at the age of twenty nine.  He was brought back to Moscow to lead the Osipov State Folk Orchestra as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor in 1962. A prestigious orchestral position at that time. He was allowed to tour with this orchestra outside of Russia as the orchestra was used as a pawn in cultural diplomacy.  Tours included the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Australia.  He remained for fifteen years and developing the orchestra into one of Russia’s finest.  Do not let the title of the orchestra fool you, they played a wide range of Russian, Soviet and Western composers orchestral works in addition to Russian folkloric works.  They used both regular symphonic instruments as well as balalaikas, domras, gudoks and accordions as appropriate.

 

Dubrovsky left the Osipov in 1978 and took a conducting professorship at the Belarusian State Conservatory for ten years, which allowed him to conduct orchestras as he chose, or was asked and he made a significant number of recordings with the USSR State Symphony Orchestra during this period.   In 1988, Dubrovsky after Gorbachev was head of the Soviet Union, the conductor was sent to Smolensk in Russia with the mission to establish a professional state folk orchestra. The orchestra which he founded and led for the rest of his life was renamed in his honor in 1995 a year after his death.  He also led the Belarusian State Academic Orchestra as well from 1991 until his sudden death in 1994.  

 

Known for his exacting elegant conducting and kindness, Dubrovsky was a favorite with the leading Russian soloists of his day and they all performed and recorded with him: Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich and Daniil Shafran were among the many. He also performed with Van Cliburn and David Ogdon.

 

 

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