Vasily Bessel( Music Publisher)
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Biography Vasily Bessel
(1843 - 1907), founder of the publishing company in St. Petersburg. B. and Company, studied in St. Petersburg. Conservatory, served as a violist in the St. Petersburg Ballet Orchestra. In 1869, together with his brother Ivan Bessel, opened a music trade, and in 1871. and its notopechatnyu. In 1872 - 77 years published a weekly magazine best lines: "Sheet Music", and in 1885 - 89 years: "Music Review", attracted the participation in it our best music critics. As a publisher, found a large enterprise, publishing works of our leading musicians (so-called "mighty handful"), when they were still very few judges in the Russian society. They published almost all the songs, piano pieces and opera Cui, Mussorgsky, a number of operas by Rimsky-Korsakov, many piano pieces AK. Liadov, romances Ladyzhenskaya, a number of symphonic works by named composers and t. Population of Russian composers other direction - piano pieces, orchestral and chamber operas and a number of things A.G. Rubinstein, "Oprichnik Tchaikovsky opera Solovyov and Sokalski, was quite a long time chairman of the" Russian society music publishers and dealers of notes and musical instruments ". Also published several books and pamphlets on music.