A noted Russian musician, Alexander Alyabyev (Aliabiev) was a very prolific composer. Alyabyev wrote six operas, symphonies, overtures, and 160 romances including the famous Nightingale. Alyabyev was also recognized as a major composer for the Russian stage. Alyabyev was admired by his fellow composers, especially by Alexander Dargomyzhsky. Alyabyev's style was generally lyrical, graceful and reminiscent of early Schubert.
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