Davidenko, Alexander

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Davidenko, Alexander

Davidenko, Alexander , Russian composer; b.

Odessa, April 13, 1899; d. Moscow, May 1, 1934. He organized, with Bely, the Procoll (Production Collective of Composers) in Russia in 1925. His most important work is the opera 1905 (1929–33; with B. Shekhter); another opera, Down the Cliff, was left incomplete. He also composed workers’s songs.


N. Martynov, ed., A. D. (Leningrad, 1968).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire