1904 - 1987
In 1925 he began his training at the Moscow Conservatory, studying composition under Catoire and subsequently under Miaskovsky, also continuing piano studies under Goldenveyzer.
The years 1932-1941 were the most influential ones in Kabalevsky's development as a composer. Most of his music for the stage and for radio productions was written between 1932 and 1941. The opera "Colas Breugnon" was based upon a subject by Romain Rolland.
Kabalevsky died in 1987.