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Alexander Krein (born 20 October 1883 in Nizhny Novgorod - died April 1951 in Staraya Ruza) was a Soviet composer of Jewish heritage.

The Krein family was steeped in the klezmer tradition; his father Abram (who moved to Russia from Lithuania in 1870) was a noted violinist . All of the seven Krein brothers received their first musical training from him and became musicians; Alexander and Grigori made names for themselves…

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