Ave Maria

Composer: Alexander Nikolajevitch Serov (1820-1871), s.a.
  aka Aleksandr Serov, Aleksandr Nikolayevitch Serov


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A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker) G. Schirmer, 1905 - 695 pages
  Serov [Sjeroff] Alexander Nikolajevitch b St Petersburg May 11 1820 d there Jan 20 0 S 1871 He had lessons in cello playing from Carl Schuberth but was a lawyer by profession and held a government office in the Crimea when in 1850 he turned wholly to music beginning as a critic of advanced views and an adherent of Wagner he twice attempted to establish a paper and publ essays on Russian Folk song in the Moszkva and the Musical Season After his debut as a dramatic composer in 1863 with the grand opera Judith the Czar granted him a pension his grand opera Rogneda 1865 had equal good fortune and he commenced the composition of two other dramatic works Tarai Bulba and ll ttkuta the Smith both of which however he left unfinished in his zeal to complete the opera Wrazyia siela The power of the enemy in 5 acts death overtook him while the fifth act was still incomplete it was scored by Solo viev and prod Apr 19 1871 becoming extremely popular S followed Wagner's example in writing his own libretti as a national composer he ranks next to Glinka in Russian estimation He also comp Schiller's Glockc an Ave Maria written 1868 for Adelina Patti and a Stabat Mater In 1S65 he lectured at the Univ of Moscow on mus history and in 1859 and 1S64 at the Univ of St Petersburg on mus theory and dramatic composition

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