Andrei Eshpai

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Andrei Eshpai
Kompozitor Andrei Iakovlevich Eshpai.jpg
Born(1925-05-15)15 May 1925
Died8 November 2015(2015-11-08) (aged 90)
Era20th century
ChildrenAndrei Andreyevich Eshpai
Parent(s)Yakov Andreyevich Eshpai

Andrei Yakovlevich Eshpai (Russian : Андре́й Я́ковлевич Эшпа́й; 15 May 1925 – 8 November 2015) was an ethnic Mari (Russian and Soviet) composer. [1]



Eshpai was born at Kozmodemyansk, Mari El. [2] A Red Army World War II veteran, he studied piano at Moscow Conservatory from 1948 to 1953 under Vladimir Sofronitsky, and composition under Nikolai Rakov, Nikolai Myaskovsky and Evgeny Golubev. He performed his postgraduate study under Aram Khachaturian from 1953 to 1956. [3]

He was the son of the composer Yakov Andreyevich Eshpai, and the father of the filmmaker Andrei Andreyevich Eshpai. [4]

On 8 November 2015, Eshpai died in Moscow from a stroke at the age of 90. [5]

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