|Birth Day||June 14, 1835|
|Age||184 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Mar 23, 1881 (age 45)|
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He was once asked why he did not compose more music. His brother "composed enough for three," he said.
His family was Jewish, and his mother was the first to teach him piano.
He advocated Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's work and hired him to teach harmony at the Moscow Conservatory.