Grechaninov, Alexander Tikhonovitch


Russian composer; born in Moscow; studied at his home conservatory under Safonov until 1890, when he entered the St. Petersburg Conservatory, becoming a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakow in theory and composition. He has published nineteen songs; twelve choruses; solos for violin and piano; several sacred works; and a string quartet which won a prize given in 1894 by the St. Petersburg Chamber Music Society. Several works are still in manuscript, including another string quartet, a symphony, and an elegy for orchestra. He is the author of an opera, Dobinya Nikitch, and the incidental music to several plays. Elson mentions his choruses without accompaniment as excellent.