Gustav Kross

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Birthday
12, 1831
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Oct 25, 1885 (54)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1831
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Oct 25, 1885 (54)

About

Holds the unfortunate distinction of giving a bad performance as a soloist for the Russian premiere of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.

Before Fame

He attended the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, being part of the inaugural class of graduates along with Tchaikovsky.

Trivia

He taught Vladimir Demyansky and Anna Ornatskaya who would later teach Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Family Life

He died where he was born, in Saint Petersburg, when he was only 54.

Associated With

He gave the Russian premiere of Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in A.