Serova [née Bergman], Valentina Semyonovna
- Malcolm Hamrick Brown
(b Moscow, 1846; d Moscow, 24 June 1924). Russian composer and writer on music . She was the wife of the composer Aleksandr Serov and mother of the painter Valentin Serov. In 1862 she entered the St Petersburg Conservatory with a scholarship to study the piano with Anton Rubinstein, but left and studied privately with Serov, whom she married in ...