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Mikhail Rafailovich Raukhverger

composer , music educator

Mikhail Rafailovich Raukhverger was a Jewish–Soviet pianist and composer.

Background

Raukhverger, Mikhail was born on December 5, 1901 in Odessa.

Education

He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory under Felix Blumenfeld in 1927 and in 1929–1941 taught there.

Career

Mikhail Raukhverger was born in Odessa. He composed several operas and ballets, a symphony and a symphonic suite, a cello concerto, three string quartets, piano pieces, more than four hundred choral works and songs as well as drama and film scores. He was awarded Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1974) and People's Artist of Kyrgyzstan (1961).

He died in Moscow in 1989, aged 87.

Politics

He then moved to the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic, where he composed early Kirghiz operas and ballets.

Membership

Union of Soviet Composers.