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Anton Arensky

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A Dream on the Volga, op.16 (1)
Arabesques, op.67 (1)
Bow down Thine ear, O Lord (orch. Robin White) (2)
Cantata on the 10th Anniversary of the Coronation, op.26 (1)
Caprices (6), op.43 (1)
Egyptian Nights, op.50 (1)
Essais (6) dur les rythmes oublies (Studies in forgotten rhythms), op.28 (1)
Essais dur les rythmes oublies, op.28 (1)
Etudes (4), op.41 (1)
Etudes (12), op.74 (2)
Fantasia on Russian folksongs, op.48 (4)
Intermezzo in G minor, op.13 (1)
Morceaux (4), op.56 (3)
Morceaux caracteristiques (24), op.36 (excerpts) (1)
Morceaux caracteristiques (24), op.36 (3)
Morceaux (1)
Nal and Damayanti, op.47 (1)
Piano Concerto in F minor, op.2 (3)
Piano Quintet in D major, op.51 (4)
Piano Trio no.1 in D minor, op.32 (21)
Piano Trio no.2 in F minor, op.73 (8)
Pieces (2) for cello and piano, op.12 (3)
Pieces (4) for violin and piano, op.30 (3)
Pieces (6), op.53 (2)
Preludes (12), op.63 (2)
» no.1
Pres de la Mer, op.52 (1)
Raphael, op.37 (2)
Romances (4), op.17 (1)
Romances (6), op.38 (2)
Romances (8), op.60 (1)
Songs (4), op.6 (1)
Songs (5), op.70 (1)
String Quartet no.1 in G Major, op.11 (1)
String Quartet no.2 in A minor with two cellos, op.35 (arr. for string orchestra) (3)
String Quartet no.2 in A minor with two cellos, op.35 (8)
Suite for two pianos no.1, op.15 (6)
Suite for two pianos no.2, op.23 'Silhouettes' (3)
Suite for two pianos no.3, op.33 'Variations in C major' (2)
Suite for two pianos no.4, op.62 (2)
Suite for two pianos no.5, op.65 'Children's Suite' (1)
Suite no.1 in F major for two pianos, op.15 (1)
Suite no.1 in G minor, op.7 (1)
Suite no.2 for two pianos 'Silhouettes', op.23 (version for orchestra) (1)
Suite no.2 for two pianos 'Silhouettes', op.23 (1)
Suite no.3 for two pianos 'Variations', op.33 (version for orchestra) (1)
Suite no.3 for two pianos 'Variations', op.33 (2)
» Waltz
Suite no.4 for two pianos, op.62 (1)
Symphonic Scherzo (1)
Symphony no.1 in B minor, op.4 (1)
Symphony no.2 in A major, op.22 (1)
The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, op.46 (1)
To the Memory of Suvorov (1)
Valse de Concert (1)
Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky, op.35a (6)
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.54 (6)
Vocal Quartets (3), op.57 (1)

Anton Stepanovich Arensky (12 July [O.S. 30 June] 1861 – 25 February [O.S. 12 February] 1906), was a Russian composer of Romantic classical music, a pianist and a professor of music.

Arensky was born in Novgorod, Russia. He was musically precocious and had composed a number of songs and piano pieces by the age of nine. With his mother and father, he moved to Saint Petersburg in 1879, where he studied composition at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

After graduating from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1882, Arensky became a professor at the Moscow Conservatory. Among his students there were Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Gretchaninov.

In 1895 Arensky returned to Saint Petersburg as the director of the Imperial Choir, a post for which he had been recommended by Mily Balakirev. Arensky retired from this position in 1901, spending his remaining time as a pianist, conductor, and composer.

Arensky died of tuberculosis in a sanatorium in Perkjärvi, Finland at the age of 44. It is alleged that drinking and gambling undermined his health. The Antarctic Arensky Glacier was named after him.

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