Alexander Mosolov

Alexander Mosolov

Birth
Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine
Death 11 Jul 1973 (aged 72)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 9978961 · View Source
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Composer. Born in Kiev, he was associated with the Moscow avant-garde of the 1920's and his early compositions embraced atonality and other advanced techniques. This displeased Joseph Stalin and his cultural henchmen. In 1929 Mosolov's music was banned in Russia, and he was expelled from the Composer's Union in 1936. To escape further persecution he spent five years on the move in Central Asia, on the pretext of studying folk music. Upon returning to Moscow after World War II he wrote bland, politically safe works on topics approved by the communist party. Mosolov enjoyed brief international notoriety with one piece, the ballet movement "Iron Foundry" (1927). Fans of cult filmaker Ed Wood will recognize it as the theme music for "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959).

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 9978961
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Mosolov (11 Aug 1900–11 Jul 1973), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9978961, citing Vvedenskoye Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .