Gaigerova, Varvara, Russian pianist and composer; b. Oryekhovo-Zuyevo, Oct. 17, 1903; d. Moscow, April 6, 1944. She studied piano at the Moscow Cons, with Neuhaus and composition with Miaskovsky. In most of her compositions, she cultivated folk materials of the constituent republics of the U.S.S.R., including those of the Mongol populations of Siberia and Central Asia.
ORCH 3 syms. (1928, 1934, 1937); 3 suites for Domra Ensembles (1932, 1934, 1935). CHAMBER: 2 string quartets (1927,1947); piano pieces. VOCAL: The Sun of Socialism, cantata (1932); some 150 songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire