Born: January 17, 1850
Died: February 7, 1918
Period: Late Romantic
Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, (1850 - 1918) was a composer who was also a Russian state official. A member of the aristocracy, Taneyev served 22 years as the head of the Imperial Majesty's Chancellery. His music is not well known outside of Russia, and his name is sometimes confused with that of his cousin, the composer Sergei Taneyev (1856 – 1915). Like his cousin, A. Taneyev wrote music in the late-romantic and Russian Nationalist style,Read more though generally not as adventurous in expression. Read less
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