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Gleb Taranov P.

Ukrainian composer, teacher

Born June 15, 1904 in Kyiv. The initial musical knowledge gained in M. Chernoff and Glier. In the 1918- 1920 biennium. Studied at the Petrograd, and in the 1920-1924 biennium. - Kyiv Conservatory. His teachers in composition were B. Liatoshynsky with conductor - F. Blumenfeld and Mr. Malko. Finished musical education in 1925 in the Music and Drama Institute. Lysenko and immediately became his teacher. From 1934 he worked at the Kiev Conservatory (from 1939 - professor in the 1945-1974 biennium. - Head of instrumentation). Honored Artist of the USSR (1957), Doctor of Arts (1944).

In the 1956-1968 biennium. G. Taranov was deputy chairman of the Union of Composers of Ukraine. As a composer worked in many musical genres, but leading in his work was always symphonic music. He is the author of the opera "Ice" (1943), nine symphonies (including "anti-fascist", "Story of a City" on the novel by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, 1963, "In memory of Prokofiev," 1964; "Heroic", 1967, etc.); 5 suites ("Ukrainian", 1950; "Altai", 1955, 1961, 1964, 1968); symphonic poems ("David Guramishvili", 1955); scherzo-poems ("first space", 1961; "New Express", 1977, etc.)., overtures ("Memorial", 1965, etc.)., concert in memory of G. Handel; Concert for balalaika and bandura orchestra (1954); two string quartets (1929, 1945), choral songs. G. Taranov also made version and orchestration of the opera Arkas "Catherine" (1956). Died May 21, 1989 in Kyiv.

 
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