Torban publishing house
Torban publishing house. A music publisher in Lviv. Established in 1905 by Yaroslav Yaroslavenko, who directed the company with (initially) Denys Sichynsky and Yaroslav Y. Lopatynsky, Torban had published almost 350 scores and songbooks by 1939. It issued mostly works by Western Ukrainian composers, including Mykhailo Verbytsky, Anatol Vakhnianyn, Viktor Matiuk, Ostap Nyzhankivsky, and Rev D. Rozdolsky, as well as by conductors and prominent composers from Russian-ruled Ukraine, such as Mykola Lysenko, Kyrylo Stetsenko, and Yakiv Stepovy.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]