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  • noun United States impresario who was born in Russia (1888-1974)


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  • "I loved singing, but I realized early on that I was not going to be another Franco Corelli, so I decided I would like to be a Rudolf Bing or Sol Hurok instead."

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  • Sol Hurok, the American “impresario,” arranged both tours.

    Israeli Folk Dance Pioneers in North America.

  • The tour to the United States which Hurok planned for the company was cancelled when World War II broke out and the company returned to Israel, where it was disbanded.

    Rina Nikova.

  • Roosevelt, along with Hurok and Walter White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), encouraged Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to arrange a free open-air concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for Easter Sunday.

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  • When she returned to music, however, it was not as a pianist, but as an employee of the Hurok organization, promoting the careers of other young musicians.

    Teresa Sterne.

  • For example, "taking your wife to dinner and treating it as a business expense won't fly," Hurok says.

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  • Mr. Hurok told me that one of the first lessons he had learned in dealing with his temperamental stars was the necessity for sympathy, sympathy and more sympathy with their idiosyncrasies.

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  • Mr. Hurok would lie and say he would do it, for he knew that was the only way to get the basso out on the stage.

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  • At seven-thirty the great basso would consent to sing, only with the understanding that Mr. Hurok would walk out on the stage of the Metropolitan and announce that Chaliapin had a very bad cold and was not in good voice.

    How to Win Friends and Influence People

  • For example, Chaliapin would call up Mr. Hurok about noon of the day he was going to sing and say, Sol, I feel terrible.

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