Pashchenko, Andrey Filippovich
- Genrikh Orlov
- , revised by Lyudmila Kovnatskaya
(b Rostov-na-Donu, 3/Aug 15, 1885; d Moscow, Nov 16, 1972). Russian composer. As a child he sang in a church choir, received violin lessons, studied at a charitable music school and took correspondence courses. He directed amateur choirs and wrote reviews for the Moscow periodicals Muzïkal′nïy truzhenik and Muzïka i zhizn′. From 1911 he was librarian of the St Petersburg Court Orchestra and he took an active part in its reorganization as the State Orchestra (1917) and finally as the Petrograd (later Leningrad) Philharmonic Orchestra (1921), remaining in this post until 1931. Meanwhile he had received his formal compositional training as a mature student at the St Petersburg Conservatory under Witohl and later Steinberg (1914–17). The result of his library work was the Muzïkal′nïye proizvedeniya P.I. Chaykovskogo: istoriko-bibliograficheskiy ukazatel′ [The musical works of Tchaikovsky: a historical and bibliographic index] (...