Kabalevsky

Kabalevsky - Kabalevsky (1904-1987) o Son of bourgeois...

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Kabalevsky (1904-1987) o Son of bourgeois mathematician o Liberal education and piano lessons o Revolution – father thrown out of work and not allowed to do anything because he was in the wrong class o 1918 – moved to Moscow – giving piano lessons to kids to make money – became strongest point o 1919 - entered Scriabin institute (for kids) in music and art o 1922 - tries to enter Anglos social scientific institute (turned down) o 1922-25 – continued teaching piano to children o silent movies – and continued lessons at Scriabin Institute o 1925 – allowed in Moscow Conservatory because he showed promise- piano and composition (taught my Myeskovsky ) o joined RAPM but also joined ACM (both sides – as politician worked both sides) o outspoken in views but played both sides o 1927 – songs show he was still not much of a composer o believed he was Shostakovich’s competitor o pieces he wrote for children were getting published o 1930 – “Sonatina” o 1932 – finished conservatory and becomes officer of new union of soviet
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