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Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky (Composer)

Born: 30th December 1904, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Died: 14th February 1987, Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Russian

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky was a Soviet composer and teacher of Russian gentry descent.

He helped set up the Union of Soviet Composers in Moscow and remained one of its leading figures during his lifetime. He was a prolific composer of piano music and chamber music; many of his piano works were performed by Vladimir Horowitz. He is best known in Western Europe for his Second Symphony, the "Comedians' Galop" from The Comedians Suite, Op.

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 Recording of the Week, Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen perform cello sonatas by Shostakovich and Kabalevsky

The cello sonatas by Shostakovich and Kabalevsky are given expressive performances by Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen, alongside Prokofiev's Ballade and a handful of shorter works.

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