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Portrait of Arensky in 1901, aged 40, five years before his death

“He will soon be forgotten.”

November 6, 2011

  “According to all testimony, his life had run a dissipated course between wine and card-playing. . . He will be soon forgotten.” (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – My Musical Life) Never have your teacher write your obituary. Particularly when he gets it wrong . . . Rimsky didn’t mention that Anton Arensky, his Russian student, wrote [...]

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