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Arensky, Anton Semyonovich (1861-1906), a musician

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ARENSKY, Anton Stepanovich (1861 – 1906, Perkjarvi), composer, pianist, conductor, public figure in music. In 1882 graduated from St.Petersburg Conservatory, he was taught composition by N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov. Since 1882 he worked at Moscow Conservatory as a professor of composition theory; he wrote a harmony textbook, a handbook on forms of music. Among his students one can find S.V. Rakhmaninov and R.M. Glier. Since 1880s Arensky started to perform as a pianist and a conductor. In 1890s he several times toured Europe. He is an author of some operas, including “Son na Volge” (“A Dream on the Volga River”) (1890), “Rafael” (“Raphael”) (1894), some suites for two pianos, two orchestra suites, “Fantaziy na Temy Ryabinina” (“Fantasies on Ryabinin’s Subjects”), numerous piano pieces and love songs. In the period 1895–1906 Arensky worked as a Director of the Imperial Chapel Choir in St.Petersburg. In spring 1905 he came for treatment to sanatorium for consumptives which was situated near Perkjarvi Railway Station (modern Kirillovskoye Railway Station). There he worked on music for W. Shakespeare’s drama “Storm”. Arensky died in the country house near the sanatorium. He was buried in St.Petersburg Tikhvin Cemetery in Alexander Nevsky Lavra (at present it is Necropolis of Masters of Arts).

Kruzhnov, Yuri Nikolayevich

Arensky, Anton Stepanovich
Glier, Reingold Moritsevich
Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vasilyevich
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich
Shakespeare, William

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Kirillovskoye Settlement

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