Gnessin State Musical College

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The Gnessin State Musical College (Государственный музыкальный колледж имени Гнесиных) and Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Российская академия музыки имени Гнесиных) is a prominent music school in Moscow, Russia.[1]

History[edit]

Originally known as the Gnessin Institute, it was established on February 15, 1895 by three sisters: Evgenia Fabianovna, Elena Fabianovna, and Maria Fabianovna Gnessin.[2] Each of the Gnessin sisters had studied piano and graduated with distinction from the Moscow Conservatory.[3] The college quickly became, and remains, an elite music school, considered second only to the Moscow Conservatory.[4]

Founders[edit]

The Gnessin sisters were born in Rostov-on-Don, the children of Rostov Rabbi Fabian Osipovich Gnessin.[5] The entire family appears to have possessed musical talent.[6] Their brother, Mikhail Fabianovich Gnessin, was a celebrated composer and teacher who later served (1945-1957) as head of Gnessin State Musical College.[7]

Alumni[edit]

Faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moisenko, Rena. (1949) Realist Music: 25 Soviet Composers, London: Meridian Book, Ltd.
  2. ^ Phillips, Anthony & Prokofiev, Sergey. (2006). "Sergey Prokofiev Diaries, 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth", p. 498 Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  3. ^ Phillips, Anthony & Prokofiev, Sergey. (2006). "Sergey Prokofiev Diaries, 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth", p. 498 Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  4. ^ Phillips, Anthony & Prokofiev, Sergey. (2006). "Sergey Prokofiev Diaries, 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth", p. 498 Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  5. ^ Hundert, Gershon David. (2008) The YIVO encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe: Volume 2, p. 1595 New Haven: Yale University Press
  6. ^ Moisenko, Rena. (1949) Realist Music: 25 Soviet Composers, London: Meridian Book, Ltd.
  7. ^ Moisenko, Rena. (1949) Realist Music: 25 Soviet Composers, London: Meridian Book, Ltd.

External links[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 55°45′19″N 37°35′32″E / 55.7553°N 37.5921°E / 55.7553; 37.5921