Nakhabin, Volodymyr

Nakhabin, Volodymyr [Нахабін, Володимир; Naxabin], b 21 April 1910 in Sharivka, Bohodukhiv county, Kharkiv gubernia, d 20 October 1967 in Kharkiv. Composer, pedagogue, and conductor. A graduate of the Kharkiv Music and Drama Institute (1932), he studied composition with Semen Bohatyrov. He was a member of the Association of Revolutionary Composers of Ukraine. From 1945 he was the conductor and artistic director of the Kharkiv Theater of Opera and Ballet, and from 1952 a lecturer at Kharkiv Conservatory, where he also served as rector (1963–7) when it became the Kharkiv Institute of Arts. He was a member of the committee of composers responsible for writing a national anthem for the Ukrainian SSR (1949). His works include the ballets Mariika (1939), Danko (1948), and Tavriia (1960); musical comedies; three symphonies (1932, 1945, and 1959); symphonic poems; a piano concerto; and numerous film scores.

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

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