Death of leading Russian accompanist

Classicalmusicnews.ru reports the death, at 79, of Leonid Kononovich Blok, an unsung hero of Russian music.

He was regular accompanist to the leading Russian violinists and professor of chamber music at the Maimonides State Classical Academy.

His father, Conon, was cellist of the Gliere Quartet and principal cello of the Moscow Philharmonic.

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