Children's music. Music written for child performers or listeners. Children’s operas were written by Mykola Lysenko (especially the popular Koza dereza [Billy-Goat’s Bluff]), Kyrylo Stetsenko, and others. There is a large body of Ukrainian piano music for children, including works by Viktor Kosenko, Vasyl Barvinsky, Nestor Nyzhankivsky, and Mykola Fomenko. Children's music occupies a prominent place in the work of modern Ukrainian composers, including Mykola Dremliuha, Heorhii Maiboroda, Yudyt Rozhavska, George Fiala, Vasyl Ovcharenko, Arkadii Filipenko, Bohdana Filts, and Ihor Sonevytsky.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]