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/// Born 23 April 1891,

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"I was born on 23 April 1891 in the village of Sontsovka, Dnepropetrovsk region, in the family of an agronomist.

I began to play the piano at age 4, and began to compose music at age 5.

I received my initial musical training from my mother, then from Glier under the direction of Taneev.

At age 9 I wrote my children's opera The Giant, at age 11 an orchestral symphony

and an opera based on Pushkin's Feast in Time of Plague.

At age 13 I entered the St. Petersburg Conservatoire in the class of theory and composition

(led by Liadov, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Vitol')" . . . (26 October 1938)


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