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Alexander Goldscheider

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Origin  Prague, Czechoslovakia
Role  Composer
Name  Alexander Goldscheider

Website  www.romantic-robot.com
Years active  1968–Present
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Born  June 22, 1950 (age 65) (1950-06-22)
Genres  Electronic music, Classical music, instrumental music
Occupation(s)  Composer, producer, Computer specialist
Instruments  Synthesizer, Piano, Computers
Education  Charles University in Prague
Albums  Themes for a One Man Band, Volume 1, Undercurrents
Similar People  Bohumil Kulinsky, Igor Stravinsky, Erich Kunzel, Bohuslav Martinu, Aaron Copland

Record labels  Supraphon, Panton Records

Alexander Goldscheider (born June 22, 1950 in Prague) is a Czech-born composer, music producer, and computer specialist living since 1981 in London.

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He read music at Charles University in Prague, and received a PhD for the analysis of the music of The Beatles. Initially a music writer, critic, and radio/club DJ (1968–73), he moved to songwriting and music production, becoming a staff producer at Supraphon (1976–79), where he produced a number of pop, rock, and jazz LPs of Czech singers and bands. He pioneered the use of synthesizers in Czechoslovakia and recorded his own music for records (Panton Records, Supraphon), TV, and films.

He moved to London in 1981, recorded two solo albums ("Themes for a One-Man-Band Vol. 1 & 2"), and in 1983 worked at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop producing his own music for radio, TV, and films. Goldscheider then co-founded a music and computer company Romantic Robot, which initially designed and manufactured software (Music Typewriter, Trans-Express, Genie, Wriggler) and hardware (Multiprint, Videoface, Multifaces 1, 2, 3, 128 and ST) for Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and Atari computers;.

Romantic Robot became a recording label in 1991, when Goldscheider produced and released a 2-CD set with music written and performed in a Czech concentration camp—Terezín: The Music 1941-44. The set included children's opera "Brundibár" by Hans Krása, which has since been staged, recorded, and filmed all over the world. In addition to producing another CD (An American in Prague – Aaron Copland conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra), Goldscheider has since concentrated on writing, performing, and producing his own compositions, recording classical singers, large choruses, and the Romantic Robot Orchestra on CDs such as "Stabat Mater" and "The Song of Songs", with occasional detours into web design.

Discography

  • Themes for a One-Man-Band Vol. 1
  • Themes for a One-Man-Band Vol. 2
  • Undercurrents
  • Terezín: The Music 1941–44 (produced)
  • An American in Prague (produced)
  • Stabat Mater
  • The Song of Songs
  • On video: Mluví k vám robot (A Robot is Talking to You)
  • References

    Alexander Goldscheider Wikipedia


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