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The powerful and connected Soviet-Russian composer autographs a 4.25” x 7” original photograph, To Valery Ilyich Zarubin for a good memory, April 3, ‘74.  Zarubin was a theatre historian, author and Director of the Bolshoi Theatre Museum from the 1970’s through the 1980’s.

Dimitri Borisovich Kabalevsky (1904-1987) studied at the Scriabin Music School and the Moscow Conservatory where he studied with composer Nikolai Miaskovsky and pianist Alexander Goldenweiser.  The young composer was appointed instructor at the Conservatory in 1932 and Professor in 1939.  He joined the Communist Party in 1940.  Powerfully connected, he maintained the party adherence to tonality, so the proletariat could understand his music.  That said his music is built on diatonic lines with a rhythmic pulse.  Highly prolific, his music took many forms, 5 operas, 4 symphonies, a requiem, symphonic suites, 3 piano concertos, 2 cello concertos, a violin concerto, chamber music, loads of music for piano solo including fingering exercises many young piano pupils are still forced to practice to this day, as well as songs and oratorios.  He was elected the head of the Commission of Music Esthetic Education of Children in 1962 and in 1969 he was elected President of the Scientific Council of Educational Esthetics in the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences in the U.S.S.R.  He was also the President of the International Society of Musical Education.  Kabalevsky also toured Europe and the United States as both conductor and pianist.

Today, his most performed large scale work outside of Russia is his symphonic suite “The Comedians”, op. 26 and his violin concerto op. 48.  On a smaller scale, his 24 Preludes, op. 38 are still well performed. 

   

 

DIMITRY KABALEVSKY - COMPOSER

MINT CONDITION