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date: 13 November 2019

Tcherepnin familylocked

  • Svetlana Savenko,
  • Enrique Alberto Arias,
  • Christopher Palmer,
  • Barry Schrader
  •  and Joel Chadabe


Russian and American family of composers.

Svetlana Savenko

(b St Petersburg, 3/May 15, 1873; d Issy-les-Moulineaux, nr Paris, June 26, 1945). Russian composer, conductor and teacher. He graduated from the University of St Petersburg in 1895 and in 1898 from the conservatory there, studying composition with Rimsky-Korsakov and the piano with K.K. Fan-Arkh. From 1899 he directed the orchestral class at the Court Chapel before returning to the conservatory to teach (1905–18, from 1909 as professor) where he became the first in Russia to give orchestral conducting classes; his pupils included Gauk, Mal′ko, Prokofiev and Shaporin. In 1902 he became the regular conductor of the Russian Symphonic Concerts and later made guest appearances with the Russian Music Society, the Moscow Philharmonic Society, the Siloti Concerts and Vasilenko’s Historic Concerts as well conducting at the Mariinsky Theatre (1906–9). A member of the Belyayev circle, he was also involved with the ...

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