Alexander SchneiderViolinist and conductorNEW YORK...


February 06, 1993

NEW YORK — Alexander Schneider

Violinist and conductor

NEW YORK -- Alexander Schneider, a renowned violinist and conductor, died Tuesday from heart disease.

Mr. Schneider, 84, was a member for more than 30 years of one of the century's most acclaimed quartets -- the Budapest String Quartet. He was also a frequent guest conductor with orchestras in the United States and Europe.

In 1961, he performed at a historic White House concert for President Kennedy with Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Pablo Casals. In 1988, he was honored by the Kennedy Center in Washington for lifetime achievement in classical music.

As a solo artist, chamber musician and conductor, Mr. Schneider made more than 100 recordings and performed with some of the greatest musicians of the century -- including Casals, Rudolf Serkin and Isaac Stern.

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