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Blaramberg, Pavel Ivanovich

Geoffrey Norris

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Orenburg, 14/Sept 26, 1841; d Nice, March 28, 1907). Russian composer and writer. He studied at the Alexander Lycée in St Petersburg until 1860, then joined the central statistics committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. He was the official Russian delegate to the International Statistical Congress at The Hague in 1869, but in the following year resigned from government service. In 1876 he joined the staff of the newspaper Russkiye vedomosti. From 1878 he was in charge of its foreign section, and was a member of the editorial board; he also contributed articles, notably ‘Musorgsky pered parizhskoy publikoy’ (10/22 June 1896, p.2), an account of Pierre d'Alheim's newly published book on Musorgsky and the interest which Musorgsky's music was arousing in Paris.

Blaramberg studied theory with A.A. Herke. In the late 1850s he came to know Balakirev, whom he helped to establish the Free School of Music in ...

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Subjects: Romantic Music

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