Bucharoff, Simon: Composer, Pianist, Educator; Other Names: Simon Bucharoff Buchalter
b. Kiev, Russia, April 20, 1881.
Professional Associations and Awards
ASCAP 1925. Bispham Memorial Medal Award ( "A Lovers Knot" and "Sakahra")
Education Vienna Conservtory of Music, 1902, Teachers: Piano, Julius Epstein and Emil Sauer, Vienna, Composition, Stephen Stocker and Rubert Fuchs, Vienna.
Musical Works Operas: A Lovers Knot, Sakahra, Jewel, Addio, Wastrel, (received David Bispham Medal for A Lovers Knot and Sakahra). Chorus and Orch.: Salute to a Free World; Freedom on the March; Hear My Voice, O Lord; Jerusalem. Orch.: Four Tone Poems; The Wanderers Song; The Trumpeters Death (Pf. & Orch.); America; Moses; Prelude; Valse Brillante; Das Sterbe Gloecklein (trans.), Capriccio (trans.). For baritone and orch.: Parable of Nothin and Somethin; O Ye Peoples and Nations; Rejoicing, 1 Laugh and Laugh and Laugh (Ballad). Also many compositions for piano, voice, violin and various combinations;
Career Information Head of Piano Dept. of Wichita Coll. of Music 1907. Piano concertist 1906-16. Lecturer on musical subjects; master classes piano and composition 1931-36. From 1937 music editor and arranger, Hollywood.
"Books" The Modern Pianist's Text Book.
"Geneology" Brother of Piano Pedagogue Isador Buchalter and Pauline Buchalter Friedman Uncle of Arch E. Friedman, Dan Friedman, Martin Friedman, Ruben Friedman (Darco Steel and Wire Company of Chicago) Great Uncle of Composer/Pianist/Arranger Donald Friedman (Chicago, IL) Great Great Uncle of Tenor Blake Friedman (New York City)
Links: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0118104/bio