Anton Arensky (1861-1906)

Anton Arensky was educated musically by Rimsky-Korsakov. Though he was originally Russian, his style is not as nationalistic as his teacher's. He also wrote a series of character pieces à la Mendelssohn. His two compositions "Près de la Mer" op. 52 nr.3 in D-major & nr. 5 in E-minor are reflecting the calm and quiet floating sea in a rather simple lyrical-romantic language.