Sergei Lyapunov

Sergei Lyapunov

Birth
Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia
Death 8 Nov 1924 (aged 64)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 24, Row 7, Grave 29, near main path
Memorial ID 23691152 · View Source
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Composer, Pianist. His tightly-constructed music reflects both Romantic and Russian Nationalist influences. It had some influence on Rachmaninov. Lyapunov is probably best known for the "12 Transcendental Etudes" for solo piano (1897 to 1905), written as a tribute to Liszt. Among his other compositions are the "Solemn Overture on Russian Themes" (1886), Symphony No. 1 (1887), Piano Concerto No. 1 (1890), "Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes" (1907), a Piano Sonata (1908), Piano Concerto No. 2 (1909), and the symphonic poem "Hashish" (1913). Sergei Mikhaylovich Lyapunov was born in Yaroslav, Russia, and studied under Taneyev at the Moscow Conservatory. He first met the influential Nationalist composer Mily Balakirev in 1883 and accompanied him on several field expeditions to collect Russian folk songs. From 1884 to 1902 he was assistant director of the Imperial Choir of St. Petersburg and in 1910 was appointed professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Lyapunov also toured as a concert pianist and recorded six piano rolls (1910) for the Welte-Mignon company. In 1918 he fled the Russian Revolution and settled in Paris. His last major work, the Symphony No. 2, was published after his death.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sergei Lyapunov (30 Nov 1859–8 Nov 1924), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23691152, citing Batignolles Cemetery, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .