Aleksandr Veprik

Born: 23rd June 1899

Died: 13th October 1958

Birthplace: Russia

Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, also Weprik, was a Russian (Ukrainian; Soviet) composer and music educator. Veprik is considered one of the greatest composers of the "Jewish school" in Soviet music. Veprik grew up in Warsaw and studied piano with Karl Wendling at the Leipzig Conservatory. At the onset of World War I, the family returned to Russia. Veprik studied composition with Alexander Zhitomirsky (1881–1937) in the Saint Petersburg Conservatory (1918–1921) and Nikolai Myaskovsky at theMoscow Conservatory (1921–1923).

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