Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

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Born: 7 November (Old style) 1859

Died: 28 January 1935


Born Михаи́л Миха́йлович Ива́нов near Gachina Palace, Ivanov was a choirboy at St. Isaak's Cathedral and atudied with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. In 1881 added his mother's name Ипполитов and a hyphen to avoid confusion with the other Mikhail Mikhailovich (1849 – 1927), a composer and critic. His first post was in Tiflis (1882) and in 1893 he became first professor and then director (1905) at the Moscow Conservatory.

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