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Aleksandr Dmitrievich Kastal’skii

composer , music folklorist

Aleksandr Kastal’skii, Composer, music folklorist.

Background

Kastal’skii, Aleksandr was born on November 28, 1856 in Moscow.

Career

Taught at the Moscow Synodal School from 1887, director from 1910. With the People’s Choral Academy from 1918. Director until 1923. Professor at the Moscow Conservatory from 1923.

Composed mainly church music. Wrote a special song for Lenin’s funeral.