This Day in History: 1955-07-15

Alexander Schmidt, Russian trumpeter, principal trumpeter in military band of the Preobazhensky Regiment (1910-14), principal of the Petrograd-Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (1915-1946), performed premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1, teacher at the Middle Special Music School of the Leningrad Conservatory and at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, died in Leningrad, Russia.

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