Boris Vladimirovich Asafyev (Composer)
Born: 29th July 1884, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 27th January 1949, Moscow, Russia
Boris Vladimirovich Asafyev, PAU was a Russian and Soviet composer, writer, musicologist, musical critic and one of founders of Soviet musicology. He is the dedicatee of Prokofiev's First Symphony. He was born in St. Petersburg.
Asafyev had a strong influence on Soviet music. His compositions include ballets, operas, symphonies, concertos and chamber music.