(b St Petersburg, 1855; d Novgorod, 1914).
Russ. composer. Prof. of comp. St Petersburg Cons. Researched Russ. folk mus. with Balakirev and Lyapunov. His tone poems for orch. incl. The Enchanted Lake (Volshebnoye ozero) (1909), Baba Yaga (1904), and Kikimora (1910). Collab. in Borodin's Paraphrases (Chopsticks version). Orig. choice to comp. mus. for ballet The Firebird, but because he did not begin work on it, it was passed to Stravinsky.