1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Arensky, Anton Stephanovitch

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1922 Encyclopædia Britannica
Arensky, Anton Stephanovitch
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ARENSKY, ANTON STEPHANOVITCH (1861-1906), Russian musical composer, was born at Novgorod July 31 1861, and after studying with various teachers finally became a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov at the conservatoire of St. Petersburg. In 1882 he became a professor at the Moscow conservatoire, and from 1894 to 1901 was director of music in the imperial chapel at St. Petersburg. His works consist largely of chamber music, including the well-known trio, besides several operas, the chief of which are The Dream on the Volga (1890); Raphael (1894); and Nal and Damayanti (1899). He died at Terioki, Finland, Feb. 25 1906.