Mikhail Gnesin

Mikhail Gnesin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin (2 February 1883 - 5 May 1957) was a Russian Jewish composer and teacher. Gnesin was born in Rostov-on-Don and came from a musical family. His sisters founded the Gnessin State Musical College (now the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music), in Moscow in 1895. He studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Glazunov and Anatoly Lyadov and in 1908 was one of the founders, with Lazare Saminsky and others, of the Society for Jewish Folk Music. Among Gnesin's early works was a 'symphonic fragment' (his Op. 4), based on Shelley's poem Prometheus Unbound. But much of his work at this time and in the future was associated with Jewish traditional musical styles. from 1913 to 1923 Gnesin returned to Rostov to teach. From 1925 onwards he taught in both Moscow and St. Petersburg, until himself becoming head of the Gnesin Academy in 1945, a post he held until his death. He died in Moscow on 5 May 1957.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135997459
  • 9786135997453