Friday, January 14, 2011

Anatoly Nikolayevich Alexandrov

Anatoly Nikolayevich Alexandrov (Russian: Анато́лий Никола́евич Алекса́ндров) (May 25 1888 [O.S. May 13]–April 16, 1982) was a Russian composer of works for piano and for other instruments, and pianist. His initial works had a mystical element, but he downplayed this to better fit Socialist realism. He led a somewhat retiring life, but received several honors. Alexandrov was the son of a Professor of Tomsk University. He attended the Moscow Conservatory (which he left in 1915), where he was a pupil of Nikolai Zhilyayev, S.I. Taneief and Sergey Vasilenko (theory), and Konstantin Igumnov (pianoforte). His early music revealed the influence of Nikolai Medtner and Alexander Scriabin. He was appointed Professor at the Moscow Conservatory in 1923.

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  1. Por lo que lei sobre el Constructivismo, también la música fue objeto de la revolución, interesante paralelo entre dos aréas del arte, música, pintura, escultura....y todos siguieron el mismo camino, Alemania, la Segunda Guerra Mundial, después París.....Cuando miro las obras de los pintores chilenos y veo o atisbo que también fueron influenciados por una Revolución que parecía lejana, pero llegó igual.....