Alyabyev Alexander Alexandrovich (1787-1851) – Russian composer, pianist, conductor. He is the author of about 200 romances, 6 operas, 20 musical comedies, and many other musical works.

Born in Tobolsk on 4 (15) August 1787 in the family of the Tobolsk governor Alexander Vasilyevich Alyabyev. In connection with the appointment of his father as the ruler of the Caucasian governorship, the center of which was in Astrakhan, in 1796, the Alyabyevs left Tobolsk.

A.A. Alyabyev was a participant in the Patriotic War of 1812. In 1823 he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel, settled in Moscow and devoted his life entirely to creativity.

From 1828 to 1831 he was in exile in Tobolsk. During these years, Alyabyev wrote a lot of dance music (polonaises, quadrills, waltzes, mazurkas) and romances based on poems by Russian poets – more than fifty pieces in total, created a large orchestra.