Anton Stepanovich Arensky

Russian Born 12 Jul 1861 Died 25 Feb 1906

Arensky, the Russian pianist, composer and conductor, was a pupilof Rimsky-Korsakov at St. Petersburg Conservatoire and later taught at the Moscow Conservatoire, where he numbered Rachmaninov and Scriabin among his pupils.

Arensky’s music reflects the influence of other composers, in particular Tchaikovsky.

He was musical director of the Imperial Chapel in St. Petersburg from 1895 until 1901 and he travelled widely as a pianist and conductor.

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