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KABALEVSKY, Dmitry
b St Petersburg, 30 December 1904
d Moscow, 16 February 1987, aged eighty-three

His family moved to Moscow in 1918 and he entered the Skriabin Music College, subsequently studying at the Moscow Conservatory. He graduated in composition in 1929 and in piano a year later. He has always been very active in the political life of the USSR, and for his labours has received many honours and awards. He is the honorary president of the International Society for Music Education of UNESCO.

1929 (25)

Piano Concerto No 1 in A minor

String Quartet in A minor

1930 (26)

Poem of Struggle, for chorus and orchestra

1932 (28)

Symphony No 1, Proletarians Unite!, for chorus and orchestra

Symphony No 2 in E minor

March for wind band

1933 (29)

Symphony No 3, Requiem for Lenin, for chorus and orchestra

1936 (32)

Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor

1937 (33)

The Testament, for chorus and orchestra

1938 (34)

Colas Breugnon, opera, revised 1968-9

Vasilek, ballet

1939 (35)

Symphony No 4, Shchors, for chorus and orchestra

1940 (36)

The Golden Spikes, ballet

The Comedians, suite for small orchestra

Suite for jazz

1941 (37)

Youth Parade, for children's chorus and orchestra

1942 (38)

People's Avengers, suite for chorus and orchestra

Before Moscow, opera

Our Great Fatherland, cantata

c1944 (c40)

The Family of Taras, opera

1945 (41)

String Quartet No 2

1948 (44)

Violin Concerto

1949 (45)

Cello Concerto

1952 (48)

Piano Concerto No 3

Cello Sonata

1955 (51)

Nikita Vershinin, opera

1956 (52)

Symphony No 5

Romeo and Juliet, symphonic suite

Song of the Party Membership Card, for chorus and orchestra

1957 (53)

Spring Sings, operetta

1957-8 (53-4)

Songs of Morning, Spring and Peace, cantata for children's chorus and orchestra

1958-9 (54-5)

Leninists, cantata

1960 (56)

Overture Pathetique, for orchestra

The Spring, symphonic poem

Camp of Friendship, six children's songs (begun 1935)

Guests in the Kitchen-garden, play for children

Major-minor etudes for solo cello

Three Dancing Songs for children

1961 (57)

Rondo for violin and piano

1962 (58)

Requiem, for two soloists, children's and mixed choirs and orchestra (1962-3)

Cello Sonata

1963 (59)

Three Songs of Revolutionary Cuba

Three Songs

Five Songs (1963-4)

1964 (60)

Rhapsody for piano and orchestra, School Years

Cello Concerto No 2

1965 (61)

Symphonic Prelude in Memory of Heroes of Gorlovka

Rondo for cello and piano

Twenty Easy Pieces for violin and piano

Spring Plays and Dances for piano

1966 (62)

The Motherland, cantata for children's choir and orchestra

1967 (63)

Recitative and Rondo, for piano

1968 (64)

Music for the Memorial in Bryansk, for orchestra

Colas Breugnon, (revised version)

1968-9 (64-5)

Sisters, Lyric opera

1974 (70)

To the Heroes of the 1905 Revolution, for wind band

1975 (71)

Prague Concerto, for piano and string orchestra

Kabalevsky has also written incidental music, many piano and choral works, the latter especially for children.

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