Mikhail Youdin (29 September 1893 St. Petersburg – 8 February 1948 Kazan)[1] was a Russian composer. He studied at Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he began teaching in 1926,[1] and is best remembered for his 1943 opera Farida.[2]

Youdin earned the nickname "Russian Bach" because of his career spent composing large scale ensembles, oratorios and cantatas.[3]


  1. ^ a b Slonimsky, Nicolas (1978). "Youdin, Mikhail". Baker's Biographical dictionary of musicians (6th ed.). New York: Schirmer Books. p. 1927. ISBN 0028702409.
  2. ^ Opera at Stanford University
  3. ^ Tassie, Gregor (1978). "3". Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music (1st ed.). Scarecrow Press. p. 55. ISBN 0810869748.