Nikolsky, Aleksandr Vasilevich (1874-1943)
Born in the family of a priest June 22, 1874 in the village of Vladykino Chembarskogo County Penza province. After graduating from the seminary Tikhonov (1888), he entered the seminary. At the end of the Penza seminary he entered the Moscow Synodal School (1894) and graduated in 1896. The following year he entered the Moscow Conservatory. In 1899 he moved to the Philharmonic Academy, which he graduated in 1902 with the title of a free artist in composition theory. At the suggestion of the first Congress of the Regency (1908) in 1909 regent courses superintendence of them was charged Nikolsky were opened in Moscow. Until 1918 he also taught choral singing in the Moscow high schools, institutes, the Stroganov Art School. In 1919 he taught harmony in the Sixth Moscow State School of Music.
After The October Revolution, Nicholas until 1925 he worked in the "Proletkult" as the author of proletarian songs, and then moved on to musical and ethnographic work. In 1928 he became a teacher of choral Department of the Moscow Conservatory (in 1935 received the title of professor), where he continued to work until his death. Nicholas died on March 19, 1943 in Moscow, at the height of the war, and was buried in the cemetery Pyatnitskoye.
After the death of Nikolsky was his personal archive: printed and handwritten notes, books, songs, lecture notes SV Smolensky, ND Kashkina recorded Nikolsky when he was teaching in the Synodal School, numerous recording lessons on working in the conservatory, a collection programs of concerts, where he performed his compositions.