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Siloti, Alexander Ilyich b. October 9, 1863 d. December 8, 1945 Composer. He studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Zverev and Nicholas Rubinstein, and he studied composition with Tchaikovsky. He was a pupil of Franz Liszt at Weimar from 1883 to 1886 and became know as Liszt's favourite pupil. He then returned to the Moscow Conservatory to teach, during which time he taught his younger cousin the great Sergei Rachmaninoff. During his life, he also conducted the Moscow Philharmonic in 1901, and he founded his own orchestra in St. Petersburg in 1903...[Read More] (Bio by: Euph) Novo-Diveevo Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Nanuet, Rockland County, New York, USA
Spessivtseva, Olga Aleksandrovna b. July 5, 1895 d. September 16, 1991 Ballerina. Widely considered one of the greatest classical ballerinas in history, she studied at the Imperial Theatre School, St Petersburg, graduating in 1913 to join the Maryinsky Theatre. She soon became one of the most admired dancers in the company, promoted to soloist (1916) and ballerina (1918). She toured in the United States with Diaghilev's Ballet russes and, after leaving Russia for good in 1924, she became an etoile at the Paris Opera until 1932. In 1943 she suffered a nervous...[Read More] (Bio by: Medora) Novo-Diveevo Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Nanuet, Rockland County, New York, USA Plot: Buried beneath the large weeping willow at the center of the cemetery