Ippolitov-Ivanov [Ivanov], Mikhail Mikhaylovich
- Inna Barsova
(b Gatchina, nr St Petersburg, 7/Nov 19, 1859; d Moscow, Jan 28, 1935). Russian composer, teacher and conductor. He was taught music at home and attended classes for the choirboys of St Isaac (1872–5). In 1875 he entered the St Petersburg Conservatory, where he studied the double bass. In 1879 he graduated from the classes of Iogansen (canon and fugue) and Rimsky-Korsakov (special orchestration). In the period 1879–80 he attended meetings of the Balakirev circle, and from 1880 to 1882 he continued his studies with Rimsky-Korsakov. In 1882 he moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, where he directed the academy of music and the local branch of the Russian Music Society, also conducting at the Opera. In 1893 he was appointed professor at the Moscow Conservatory, where he remained until his death, teaching harmony, orchestration and composition, and directing the institution between 1905 and 1922. He also taught composition at the Tbilisi Conservatory (...