Clement Kortchmarev

Klementij Arkadevitch Korchmarev (Verchnednepnorsk 1899 - Moskou 1955) studied at the conservatory of Odessa and settled in Moskou from 1923 on.
He composed a few remarkable pieces such as the opera Ivan the soldier (1927), Ten days that shook the world (1929/31) and a symphony for choir and orchestra entitled Holland (1933).
During 1937 - 1947 he was forced to live in Turkmenistan, occupying himself with the documentation of folkloristic culture, i.e. collecting Turkmenistan folkmusic.
In the mid-20s, Korchmarev showed some interest in American culture and wrote a short piano piece, American, based on rag-time.