Alchevsky, Hryhorii

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Alchevsky, Hryhorii [Алчевсъкий, Григорій; Alčevs’kyj, Hryhorij], b 1866 in Kharkiv, d 1920 in Moscow. Son of Oleksii Alchevsky and Khrystyna Alchevska, voice and piano teacher, singer, and composer. Alchevsky graduated from Kharkiv University and the Moscow Conservatory of Music and wrote several textbooks for vocalists. He composed the symphony Al’osha Popovych (1907), arrangements of Ukrainian and Russian folk songs, and a series of solo art songs and romances to the words of Taras Shevchenko, Ivan Franko, Lesia Ukrainka, and Khrystia Alchevska.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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