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Natan Grigoryevich Rakhlin (Russian: Натан Григорьевич Рахлин, Ukrainian: Натан Григорович Рахлін; January 10 1906 [O.S. December 28, 1905] in Snowsk near Chernihiv − June 28, 1979 in Kazan) was a Soviet conductor.[1]

Natan Rakhlin

Native name
Ukrainian: Рахлін Натан Григорович
Russian: Рахлин Натан Григорьевич
BornJanuary 10, 1906 January 10 1906 [O.S. December 28, 1905]
Snowsk, Ukraine
DiedJune 28, 1979(1979-06-28) (aged 73)
Kazan, Russia

Natan Grigorievich Rakhlin was born 10 January 1906 (in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. December 28, 1905 Julian calendar). He served as Artistic Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine from 1937 to 1962 and was the musical director of a number of Soviet films. In 1941 he succeeded Alexander Gauk as director of the State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR. Under his direction the orchestra premiered Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 on 30 October 1957.

Rakhlin was the founder of the State Symphony Orchestra of Tatarstan, which he led from its foundation in 1966 until his death in 1979.[2][3]



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