Tits, Mykhailo

Tits, Mykhailo [Тіц, Михайло; Tic, Myxajlo], b 8 March 1898 in Saint Petersburg, d 12 October 1978 in Kharkiv. Composer, pianist, and pedagogue. A student of Semen Bohatyrov (composition) and P. Lutsenko (piano), he graduated (1924) from the Kharkiv Music and Drama Institute and then taught music theory and composition at Kharkiv Conservatory. In 1943–71 he headed the Faculty of Music Theory and Composition at the conservatory. Among his students were P. Haidamaka, Lev Kolodub, Vitalii Siechkin, and O. Zhuk. His works include the operas Perekop (1939) and The Haidamakas (1941; based on the poem by Taras Shevchenko), both coauthored with Yulii Meitus and Vsevolod Rybalchenko; symphonic music; chamber music; and works for piano, choruses, art songs, and incidental music. He also wrote Pro suchasni problemy teorii muzyky (Regarding Current Problems in Music Theory, 1976).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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