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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)
Caprices (6), op.43 (1)
Egyptian Nights, op.50 (2)
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 (2)
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 (2)
Piano Quintet in D major, op.51 (5)
Piano Trio no.1 in D minor, op.32 (22)
Piano Trio no.2 in F minor, op.73 (7)
Pieces (2) for cello and piano, op.12 (4)
Pieces (4) for violin and piano, op.30 (4)
Pieces (6), op.53 (2)
Preludes (12), op.63 (3)
» no.1
Pres de la Mer, op.52 (1)
Quartets (3), op.57 (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 2 pianos no.1, op.15 (6)
Suite for 2 pianos no.2, op.23 'Silhouettes' (3)
Suite for 2 pianos no.3, op.33 'Variations in C major' (2)
Suite for 2 pianos no.4, op.62 (2)
Suite for 2 pianos no.5, op.65 'Children's Suite' (1)
Suite no.1 in G major for 2 pianos, op.15 (2)
Suite no.1 in G minor, op.7 (1)
Suite no.2 for 2 pianos 'Silhouettes', op.23 (version for orchestra) (1)
Suite no.2 for 2 pianos 'Silhouettes', op.23 (1)
Suite no.3 for 2 pianos 'Variations', op.33 (version for orchestra) (1)
Suite no.3 for 2 pianos 'Variations', op.33 (2)
» Waltz
Suite no.4 for 2 pianos, op.62 (1)
Symphonic Scherzo (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)

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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