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Alexander Alyabyev

(1787—1851)


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(b Tobolsk, 1787; d Moscow, 1851).

Russ. composer and precursor of national school. Wrote famous song The Nightingale (1823), utilized by Patti and others for lesson scene of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, and transcr. for pf. by Liszt.

Subjects: Music.


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