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Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky

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Dmitrij Borisovič Kabalevskij (Russian Дмитрий Борисович Кабалевский, commonly transliterated in English as Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky) (1904 - 1987) was a celebrated Soviet composer.

His Life

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Dmitri Kabalevsky

Kabalevsky was born in Saint Petersburg on December 30, 1904. His father was a mathematician and expected Dmitri to study mathematics. Against his father's will, Dmitri studied at the Moscow Conservatory in 1925, where he studied with Miaskovsky and became a professor in 1932. During World War II, he wrote many patriotic songs, having joined the Communist Party in 1940. He also wrote & played many pieces for silent movies. He died in Moscow on February 14,1987.

He was awarded a number of state honours for his musical works. Besides being a celebrated composer, he was also a writer and pianist. In the 1950s and 1960s, he became a public figure in the Soviet Union.

One of the most interesting properties of his music, is that he never seems to write a note that isn't needed.

His Works

Among his works were:

  • Violin Concerto (op. 48, 1948)
  • 24 Little Preludes (op. 38, 1924), based on Russian Folksongs by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
  • 4 Piano Concertos (op. 9 1928, op. 23 1935, op. 50 1952 Youth and op. 99 1975 Prague)
  • Opera Colas Breugnon (1938)

External Link

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