Weissberg Yulia (Lazarevna)

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Weissberg Yulia (Lazarevna)

Russian composer; b. Orenburg, Jan. 6,1880; d. Leningrad, March 1, 1942. She studied piano with Rimsky- Korsakov and instrumentation with Glazunov at the St. Petersburg Cons. (1903-05) and continued her musical training with Humperdinck and Reger in Germany (1907-12). She was a co-ed, of the journal Muzykalny Sovremennik (1915-17) and choral director of the Young Workers’ Cons. (1921-23). She married Andrei Rimsky-Korsakov.


dramatic: Opera Rusalochka (1923); Guiñara (1935); Gusi-lebedi (Geese Swans; 1937); Myortvaya tsarevna (The Dead Princess; 1937). ORCH.: Skazochka (Tale; 1928); Nochyu (At Night), symphonic poem (1929); Ballade (1930); Sailor’s Dance (1936). VOCAL: Rautendelein for Voice and Orch. (1912); Poyot pechalniy golos (A Sad Voice Sings) for Voice and Orch. (1924); Dvenadsat (The 12) for Chorus and Orch. (Leningrad, May 12, 1926); 5 Children’s Songs for Voice and Orch. (1929); Lunnaya skazka (The Story of the Moon) for Voice, Flute, and String Quartet (1929); Garafitsa for Voice, Cello, and Harp or Piano (1938); numerous solo songs; children’s choruses; folk song arrangements.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire