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Dmitri Klebanov

1907-1987, Ukraine

Ukrainian composer. Honored Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (1967).

Biography.

In 1926, he graduated from the Kharkiv Music and Drama Institute (class of Semen Bohatyrev).

In 1927-28, he was a violist in the orchestra of the Leningrad Opera and Ballet Theater, a participant in the USSR premiere of Berg's opera Wozzeck.

Since 1934, he was a lecturer at the Kharkiv Conservatory-Institute of Arts (from 1940 - associate professor, from 1960 - professor), in 1970-1973 - head of the Department of Composition and Instrumentation, from 1973 - consulting professor.

The composer died on June 6, 1987 in Kharkiv, shortly before his 80th birthday.

Among his students: Borys Buyevsky, Ilya Polsky, Ninel Yuhnovska, Valentyn Bibik, Vitaliy Hubarenko, Volodymyr Zolotukhin, Borys Yarovynsky, and Mykhailo Imkhanitsky.
Works

Operas:
"The Communist (Vasyl Hubanov, 1967),
"Red Cossacks" ("Red Cossacks", 1972),
"Mayivka (1981).
Ballets:
"The Stork" (1937),
"Svitlana" (1939).
Operettas.
9 symphonies.
Concertos for violin, cello, flute, harp.
Suites for symphony and chamber orchestras.
Vocal cycles to poems by Taras Shevchenko, Alexander Pushkin, and Heinrich Heine.
Music for films:
"The Mountain Flower (1937)
"May Night (1941)
"The Battle for Our Soviet Ukraine" (1943, in co-authorship)
"The Feat of the Scout" (1947, in co-authorship)
"Main Avenue" (1955)
"My Daughter", "Love at Dawn" (1957)
"Flags on the Towers (1958)
"When Youth Begins" (1959, in co-authorship)
"The Plane Departs at 9" (1960)
"The Secret of Dima Karmiy (1961)
"The Heart of Bonivour" (1970, co-directed)
popular science films:
"Academician Ivanov (1956), We Are Going to the Crimea (1957), In the Eastern Crimea (1958), and TV films: "Bullfighters from Vasyukivka" (1966).

Scientific works

"The Art of Instrumentation" (1972).
"Aesthetic Foundations of Instrumentation" (1972).

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