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date: 14 November 2019

Haieff, Alexei (Vasilievich )locked

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(Vasilievich )

(b Blagoveshchensk, Siberia, Aug 25, 1914; d Rome, Italy, March 1, 1994). Composer of Russian birth. When he was six his family moved to China, and in 1932 he came to the United States; he became an American citizen in 1939. Haieff studied at the Juilliard School with Frederick Jacobi and Rubin Goldmark (1934–8), and in 1938–9 he was a pupil of Nadia Boulanger in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in Paris. In 1942 he received the Lili Boulanger Memorial Award and a medal from the American Academy in Rome. Other honors include an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1945), Guggenheim Fellowships (1946, 1949), the Rome Prize (1947), the New York Music Critics’ Circle Award for the Piano Concerto no.1 (1952), and the American International Music Fund Award for his Second Symphony (1960). He was composer-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome in ...

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