Arseny Golenishchev-Kutuzov

Arseny Arkadyevich Golenishchev-Kutuzov (Russian: Арсе́ний Арка́дьевич Голени́щев-Куту́зов; IPA: [ɐrˈsʲenʲɪj ɐrˈkadʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ɡəlʲɪˈnʲiɕːɪf kʊˈtuzəf]; 1848–1913), was a Russian poet known in part for writing the texts of Modest Mussorgsky's two song cycles of the 1870s: Sunless and Songs and Dances of Death.[1]

He was a descendant of field marshal Mikhail Illarionovich Golenischev-Kutuzov who commanded the Russian forces against the Napoleon invasion in Russia in 1812.[2][3]


  1. Nikolayeva, L.A. Russian Writers. Vol.1, pp. 603-604 //Николаева Л.А. Голенищев-Кутузов / Русские писатели. Т.1. М., 1989, с.603-604.
  2. Голенищев-Кутузов Арсений Аркадьевич at the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary
  3. Голенищев-Кутузов Арсений Аркадьевич at the Great Biographical Dictionary. 2000

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