Belyayev [Belaieff], Mitrofan Petrovich
- Richard Beattie Davis
(b St Petersburg, 10/Feb 22, 1836; d St Petersburg, Dec 28, 1903/Jan 10, 1904). Russian music publisher. He was the son of Peter Abramovich Belyayev, a rich timber merchant, and was educated at the German-speaking Reform School in St Petersburg where he learnt the piano, violin and viola. When he was 15, he joined his father’s flourishing business. He became an active participant in an amateur symphony orchestra directed by L.W. Maurer, and after its dissolution on the death of its conductor in ...