Shekhter, Boris (Semyonovich)

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Shekhter, Boris (Semyonovich)

Shekhter, Boris (Semyonovich) , Russian composer and teacher; b. Odessa, Jan. 20, 1900; d. Moscow, Dec. 16, 1961. After studies at the Odessa Cons. (graduated, 1922), he entered the Moscow Cons., studying composition with Vasilenko and Miaskovsky (graduated, 1929). In 1940 he became a prof. at the Ashkhabad Cons.


DRAMATIC: Opera: 1905 god (The Year 1905; 1935; rev. 1955; in collaboration with A. Davidenko); Yusup i Akhmet (1941; Ashkhabad, June 12, 1942; in collaboration with A. Kuliyev); Pushkin v Mikhailovskom (1955). ORCH.: 5 syms. (1929; 1943; 1944–45; 1947; 1951, rev. 1952–53); Turktnenia, suite based on Central Asian themes (1932; Florence, April 4, 1934); Piano Concerto (1932); Rhapsody (1935). OTHER: Cantatas; choruses; piano pieces; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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