Pavel Chesnokov, a prominent Orthodox composer and the onetime leader of many church choirs, was born in 1877 to the family of hereditary Russian precentors who lived near Moscow. Graduating from the Moscow school of church music in 1895, he then apprenticed with the prominent composer Sergei Taneyev who was then director of the Moscow Conservatory.
Pavel Chesnokov's compositions are a performer's dream, they take out the very best there is in the singer. Read more about Pavel Chesnokov here
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