Keneman, Feodor, Russian pianist and composer of German descent; b. Moscow, April 20, 1873; d. there, March 29, 1937. He studied with Safonov (piano; graduated, 1895) and Ippolitov-Ivanov (composition; graduated, 1897) at the Moscow Cons., and also with Taneyev (counterpoint) there. From 1899 to 1932 he taught theory at the Moscow Cons. He gave recitals and was the favorite accompanist of Chaliapin, for whom he composed the popular Russian ballad As the King Went to War and arranged the folk song Ei ukhnem! He toured the U.S. with Chaliapin (1923–24). He also composed military marches and band pieces.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire