Vasily Kalinnikov

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Birthday
13, 1866
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 13, 1901 (35)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
13, 1866
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 13, 1901 (35)

About

Russian composer best known for his famous First Symphony, written between 1984 to 1895.

Before Fame

He became director of the choir at Oryol at the age of just fourteen.

Trivia

Due to his severe tuberculosis, he resigned as director of the Maly Theater and moved to Crimea.

Family Life

His younger brother Viktor was also a composer.

Associated With

Three of his songs were purchased by the publisher of composer Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky.