Alshvang, Arnold Aleksandrovich

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Al’shvang, Arnol’d Aleksandrovich


Born Sept. 19 (Oct. 1), 1898, in Kiev; died July 28, 1960, in Moscow. Soviet musicologist. Doctor of arts (1944).

Al’shvang graduated from the Kiev Conservatory from G. G. Neigauz’ piano class in 1920 and from R. M. Gliére and B. L. Iavorskii’s composition class in 1922. From 1919 to 1921 he headed a military music school in Kiev. He appeared as a pianist and lecturer and taught at the Kiev Conservatory (1923–25) and the Moscow Conservatory (1930–34). Al’shvang composed musical works but is best known for his research on the creative work of A. N. Scriabin, L. Beethoven, P. I. Tchaikovsky, and D. D. Shostakovich.


Klod Debiussi. Moscow-Leningrad, 1935.
A. N. Skriabin. Moscow-Leningrad, 1945.
Betkhoven. Moscow, 1952. Third enlarged ed.: Moscow, 1963.
P. I. Chaikovskii. Moscow, 1959. Second ed.: Moscow, 1967.
Izbr. soch., vols. 1–2. Moscow, 1964–65. (Contains articles about Al’shvang.)
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