Emil Cooper, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Emil Cooper

Russian conductor

Date of Birth: 01-Dec-1877

Place of Birth: Kherson, Ukraine

Date of Death: 19-Nov-1960

Profession: conductor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Emil Cooper

  • Emil Albertovich Cooper (Russian: ????? ??????????? ?????, Russian pronunciation: [?'m?il? ?l?'b??rt?v??t?? 'kup??r]), also known as Emil Kuper (December 13 [OS December 1], 1877, Kherson, Ukraine, then in Russian Empire – November 16, 1960, New York) was a Russian conductor and violinist, of English ancestry. He graduated music school in Odessa, Ukraine as violinist and composer.
  • Until 1898 he played recitals as violinist and learned conducting independently.
  • He also studied conducting with Arthur Nikisch.
  • In 1899, together with tenor Leonid Sobinov and bass Feodor Chaliapin, he toured Russian cities conducting opera.
  • He conducted in many venues in Russia, Western Europe and the United States subsequently. He premiered Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Golden Cockerel in 1909; and Reinhold Glière's epic Third Symphony, 'Ilya Murometz', on 23 March 1912.
  • He also conducted Rimsky-Korsakov's Kashchey the Immortal in January 1917 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He emigrated to the West in 1924, and was a long-time staff conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. From 1944 until his death in 1960, Cooper conducted for Pauline Donalda's Opera Guild of Montreal.

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