Olenin, Alexander , Russian composer, brother of Marie (Alexeievna) Olénine d’Alheim; b. Istomino, Riazan district, June 13, 1865; d. Moscow, Feb. 15, 1944. He studied with P. Pabst and with Erdmannsdörfer. He lived most of his life in Moscow. He wrote an opera in a folk style, Kudeyar (Moscow, Nov. 26, 1915), a symphonic poem, After the Battle, Préludes prairiales for 2 Oboes, Violin, and Piano (1927), Piano Sonata, Violin Sonata, several song cycles (The Street, The Peasant’s Son, The Autumn, Home, etc.), and 52 songs to texts by Heine.
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