Alexander Grechaninov

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Born: 1864-1956
Nationality: Russian
Education/Training:
began piano lessons at age 14, and in 1881 left school to join the Moscow Conservatory where he studied with Arensky and Taneyev; later attended the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he studied with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Best Known For:
children's music and liturgical music
Notable Compositions:
4 liturgies of St. John Chrysostom, Samson, Tsar Fedor
Assignments:
worked as a piano teacher in St. Petersburg and Moscow, and wrote much children's music in connection with his work at the T. Berkman Music School and Gnesin Institute; received a pension for composition, but lost it after the Russian Revolution
Curious Facts:
after the Russion Revolution, left Russia and settled in Paris and then New York; became an American citizen in 1946
REPERTOIRE : Cherubic Hymn
CONCERTDATES
The Russan Evolution 09/26/2015
The Russian Evolution 09/27/2015
REPERTOIRE : Passion Week
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The Russian Evolution 09/27/2015
REPERTOIRE : Behold the Bridegroon (from Passion Week)
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The Russan Evolution 09/26/2015
REPERTOIRE : Weep Not For Me (from Passion Week
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The Russan Evolution 09/26/2015
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