Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin

Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Death 29 Sep 1977 (aged 78)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois, Departement de l'Essonne, Île-de-France, France
Plot grave 1672
Memorial ID 69335502 · View Source
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He was a Russian-born composer and pianist. His father, Nikolai Tcherepnin, a pupil of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and his son, Ivan Tcherepnin were also composers, as are two of his grandsons, Sergei and Stefan. His son Serge was involved in the roots of electronic music and instruments. His mother was a member of the artistic Benois family, a niece of Alexandre Benois. He was stimulated in this activity by the atmosphere at home, with thanks to his family's Benois-Diaghilev connection, was a meeting place for many well-known musicians and artists of the day, and Notably at that time Tcherepnin's mentor was famous musicologist Alexander Ossovsky, who also was a friend of his father. His works were influenced by composer Alexander Spendiarov. After the 1917 Russian Revolution, the family fled St. Petersburg and settled for some time in Tbilisi, Georgia - where he continued his studies at the conservatory, gave concerts as both pianist and conductor and wrote music for the Kamerny Theater. Because of the increasingly hostile political environment in Tbilisi, they left Russia permanently in 1921, and settled in Paris, where he completed his studies with Vidal and Isidor Philipp. During World War II, he lived in France and the war virtually stopped his musical activities. The immediate postwar period, however, brought a resurgence of creative energies; the result was a number of important works, beginning with Symphony No. 2 (composed 1947, not orchestrated until 1951). In 1948, he went to the United States, settling in Chicago in 1950 and in 1958 acquiring United States citizenship. He and his wife taught at DePaul University in Chicago, where the Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered his second symphony with Rafael Kubelík conducting.

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