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Boris Vladimirovich Asafev

composer , musicologist

Boris Asafev, Composer, musicologist.


Asafev, Boris was born on July 29, 1884 in Petersburg.


Graduated from Petersburg University in 1908, and from Petersburg Conservatory in 1910. Pupil of Liadov.


Musical director of the Mariinskii Ballet in 1910. Active as a music critic. Professor of Leningrad Conservatory in 1925.

Moved to Moscow in 1943. Professor of Moscow Conservatory. Consultant at the Bolshoi Theatre.

Elected Chairman of the Union of Composers in 1948. Composed music for the ballets Flame of Paris, Fountain of Bakhchisarai, The Captive of the Caucasus. Gained the reputation of a musical scholar with very wide interests.

Collected Works, 5 vol.