Kovalev, Pavel, Russian composer; b. Nikolayev, Jan. 6, 1890; d. Paris, Nov. 16, 1951. He studied at the Odessa Cons. and with Teichmuller and Reger at the Leipzig Cons., then taught at the Odessa Cons. (1919–22). In 1927 he left Russia via China and Japan and settled in Paris. He wrote an opera, Ariane et Barbe-bleue, ballet scores, chamber music, and songs.
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