This Day in History: 1889-07-25

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, born in Strelnya, Russia.

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