Soltys, Adam

Soltys, Adam [Солтис, Адам; Sołtys], b 4 July 1890 in Lviv, d 6 July 1968 in Lviv. Composer, conductor, and teacher. The son of a well-known Polish conductor and composer, M. Sołtys, he studied at the Lviv Conservatory (1903–11), the Berlin State Academy of Music (1911–14), the Berlin State Academy of Arts (1914–16), and the musicological department of Berlin University (PH D, 1921). He was a professor at the Lviv Conservatory during 1930–9 and 1945–68. His main works include the ballet Levyne sertse (The Lion’s Heart, 1930), music for the play Kaminnyi hospodar (The Stone Host, by Lesia Ukrainka, 1941), two symphonies (1922 and 1946), works for chorus, solo art songs, and arrangements of Polish and Ukrainian folk songs.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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