Alexander Cores

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Alexander Cores (1901-February 5, 1994)[1] was a violinist and founder and first violin of the Dorian String Quartet.[1][2]

Born in Russia, Cores studied in Berlin and at the Juilliard School under Leopold Auer and Paul Kochanski. Cores was a member of the New York Philharmonic from 1925 to 1931. His Dorian String Quartet performed a series of contemporary music concerts on CBS Radio. He performed on recordings for Columbia Masterworks Records and Vox Records.[1][2] He also taught comedian Jack Benny to play the violin poorly for comedic effect.[3] In 1989, he joined the violin faculty at the Mannes College of Music.[1][2]

Cores was the brother of violist Michael Cores and the uncle of novelist Lucy Cores.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Alexander Cores; Violinist, 93". New York Times. February 10, 1994. p. 10. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Amédée Daryl Williams (February 2004). Lillian Fuchs: First Lady of the Viola. iUniverse. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-595-30957-3. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Schantz, Tom & Enid (April 2004). "Lucy Cores". Rue Morgue Press. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 

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