Klebanov, Dmytro

Klebanov, Dmytro [Клебанов, Дмитро], b 25 July 1907 in Kharkiv, d 6 June 1987 in Kharkiv. Composer, violinist, conductor, and educator. A student of Semen Bohatyrov and graduate of the Kharkiv Music and Drama Institute (1926), he was appointed lecturer (1934) and professor (1960) at the Kharkiv Conservatory and then at the Kharkiv Institute of Arts (1963–73). Among his students were Vitalii Hubarenko and Valentyn Bibik. Klebanov’s compositions include the operas, including Communist (1967) and Red Cossacks (1972), two ballets, nine symphonies, suites for symphony and chamber orchestras, concertos for violin, cello, flute, and harp, chamber music, film music, and cycles of art songs and other vocal compositions to the poetry of Taras Shevchenko, Heinrich Heine, Aleksandr Pushkin, and others.

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