Myklashevsky, Yosyp

Myklashevsky, Yosyp [Миклашевський, Йосип; Myklaševs'kyj, Josyp], b 16 April 1882 in Saint Petersburg, d 21 September 1959 in Kharkiv. Musicologist, pianist, and educator. He graduated from the Kyiv Music School in the piano class of Volodymyr Pukhalsky and theory class of Ye. Ryb (1911) and from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in the class of Oleksander Rubets (1913). He became editor of the journal V mire iskusstva and then director of the Saint Petersburg Music Institute (1913–18). As a pianist he popularized the works of Mykola Lysenko and authored one of the earliest attempts to analyze Lysenko’s style. In 1919–47 he taught in a number of music schools in Kharkiv, including the Kharkiv Conservatory. Among his main writings are Ocherk deiatel'nosti Kievskogo otdeleniia Imperatorskogo Russkogo muzykal'nogo obshchestva za 50 let (A Sketch of the Activity of the Kyiv Branch of the Imperial Russian Music Society for the Last 50 Years, 1913) and Muzychna i teatral'na kul’tura Kharkova kintsia XVII–pershoï polovyny XIX st. (Kharkiv’s Musical Culture from the Late 17th to the Mid-19th Century, 1967).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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