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Boris Vladimirovich Asafyev (Russian: Бори́с Влади́мирович Аса́фьев; 29 July [O.S. 17 July] 1884 — 27 January 1949) was a Russian composer and writer.

Asafyev lived in the Soviet Union where he had a strong musical influence. His compositions were mainly ballets and guitar compositions, and include Flames of Paris, based on the French Revolution, and The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, which was first performed in 1934, and was performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 2006.

His writings, under the name Igor Glebov, include The Book about Stravinsky and Glinka.

Selected works

Orchestra
  • 5 Symphonies
  • Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (1939)
  • Concerto for guitar and chamber orchestra (1939)
  • Concerto for piano and orchestra (1939)
Chamber music
  • String Quartet (1940)
  • Sonata for viola solo (1938)
  • Sonata for cello and piano (1935)
  • Sonata for trumpet and piano (1939)
  • Sonatina for oboe and piano (1939)
  • Variations for horn and piano (1940)

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