Alekseyev, Ėduard Yefimovich
- M.A. Lobanov
(b Yakutsk, Dec 4, 1937). Russian ethnomusicologist. He studied musicology with Mazel′ at Moscow Conservatory, graduating in 1956, and from 1961 to 1965 taught at the Yakutsk School of Music. Subsequently he was a postgraduate at the All-Union Research Institute for the Arts in Moscow, where he was taught by Viktor Belyayev. After completing his studies he remained at the institute as a research fellow (1966–96), and during this time was head of the section specializing in the general theory of musical folklores of the peoples of the USSR (1989–91). He was awarded the Kandidat degree in 1970 and the doctorate in 1996. A member of the Russian Federation Union of Composers, he led from 1972 to 1991 its associated folk music commission, organizing a number of conferences and concerts of authentic folk music. He is editor of a series From the Folklorist’s Collection, which contains songs from the Russian, Mordvinian, Gagauz and Tatar Mishar traditions, and was the scriptwriter for a film depicting the history of Yakut traditional music. In ...