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Alexander Smallens was a Russian-born American conductor and music director. Smallens was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and emigrated to the United States as a child, becoming an American citizen in 1919.
Born: January 1, 1889, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 24, 1972, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Genre: Classical
Albums: Highlights from Porgy and Bess, more
Awards: Grammy Hall of Fame
Record labels: RCA Records, Decca Records, BNF Collection, Crystal Classics
Buried: East Lawn Palms Cemetery & Mortuary, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA

Alexander Smallens (1889–1972) was a Russian-born American conductor and music director. In 1924, Smallens was involved in an affair with composer Marc Blitzstein during a trip the two took in Europe; this was the latter's first relationship. Smallens retired from music in 1958 and moved to Sicily. In 1972, Smallens died in Tucson, Arizona and is buried there at East Lawn Palms Cemetery & Mortuary (5801 E Grant Rd, Tucson, Az 85712, Tucson, AZ 85712).

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ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
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