Moisey Vaynshtein

Moisey Vaynshtein

Azerbaijani Soviet composer and conductor
Date of Birth: 18.03.1906
Country: Azerbaijan

  1. Biography of Moisey Weinsteina
  2. Descendants of Moisey Weinsteina

Biography of Moisey Weinsteina

Moisey Weinsteina was an Azerbaijani Soviet composer and conductor born in Baku. He completed his music education in Baku, graduating from the music college in 1930 and the conservatory in 1934. During his studies, he served as the musical director of various theaters in Baku, including the Theater of Young Spectators, the Krasnoarmeysky Theater, and the Theater of Sanitary Culture.

In the years 1934-1937, Weinsteina worked as the musical director of Azerbaijani Radio. He then became the head of the music department of the Art Affairs Administration of Azerbaijan in 1939-1940 and the deputy artistic director of the Baku Philharmonic in 1940-1941.

Weinsteina's compositional legacy includes works for drama and musical theater, such as the operas "Sulamif" (with M. Kristul, 1937) and "Signal" (with M. Kristul, 1941), as well as the children's opera "Misha, Masha and Kaschei" based on the fairy tale by Veniamin Kaverin (1943). He also composed musical comedies such as "Field Pioneers" (1930), "Fra Edhenio" (1931), and "Angel of Peace" (1932), and oratorio "The Song about Merchant Kalashnikov" (with M. Kristul, 1940) based on the words of Mikhail Lermontov.

Weinsteina's other notable works include the "Pioneer Suite" (1940) for soloist, female choir, and symphony orchestra, a symphony (1940), a symphonic suite from the music for the fairy tale "Seiran" (with M. Kristul), a cello concerto with orchestra (1955), arrangements of Azerbaijani folk songs for violin and piano (1938), numerous songs, and music for theatrical productions.

Descendants of Moisey Weinsteina

Moisey Weinsteina's son, Leonid Moiseevich Weinsteina, was a composer from Baku who became an honored artist of Azerbaijan. He was also a member of the winning team of the KVN (Club of the Funny and Inventive) competition in 1967. Leonid Moiseevich is known for his music for the film "The Secret of Ship Clocks" (1983) and has composed operettas, cantatas for choir, and songs.

Moisey Weinsteina's grandson, Timur Leonidovich Weinsteina, was born on March 1, 1974. He is the director of the General Directorate of the Russian Academy of Cinematographic Arts "Nika" and a member of the KVN team "Guys from Baku" which won the KVN competition in 1992. Timur Leonidovich also comes from a long line of KVN participants and is the artistic director of the winning team.