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  • Mykola Lysenko. 1842-1912. Composer. He is considered the father of Ukrainian clasical music.

  • http://www.lysenko.org.ua/en/index.htm
  • Semen Hulak Artemovsky. 1813-1873. Composer of opera "Zaporozhetz za dunayem" (Kozaks beyod the Danube), one of the finest light operas ever composed, and deserving to be much better known. Some information on him can be found at

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaporozhets_za_Dunayem
  • Mykola Leontovich. 1877-1921. Composer. Best known for his arrangement of Shchedryk, which became known in North America as "Carol of the Bells." For several midi versions of the carol, visit

  • http://www.midiworld.com/cmc/xmas.html
  • Dmitri Bortniansky. 1751-1825. Ukrainian liturgical composer. Born Hlukiv, Ukraine.

  • http://www.gmcc.ab.ca/nw/bort/about.htm
  • Reinhold Gliere. 1875-1956. Composer. Born in Kyiv.

  • http://www.clarihorn.freeserve.co.uk/gliere/biog.htm
  • Sergey Prokofiev. 1891-1953. Composer. Compositions include Peter and the Wolf. Born in Katerynoslav, Ukraine.

  • http://www.prokofiev.org/biography/childhood.html
  • Peter Tchaikovsky. 1840-1893. Born in Russia to a Ukrainian father and a French mother. His Symphony #2 is nicknamed "Ukrainian Symphony" becuase of its use of Ukrainian folk themes. He wrote an opera "Mazepa" based on Pushkin's poem. His family owned estates in Ukraine and he collected Ukrainian folk music.

  • http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/5648/Tchaikovsky.htm
  • Myroslav Skoryk. Ukrainian classical composer.

  • http://www.dumamusic.com/index_files/Skoryk.htm
  • Virko Baley. Composer. Conductor of Las Vegas Symphony.

  • http://www.virkobaley.com/
  • Karol Szymanowski. 1882 - 1937. Born in Ukraine. Composer.

  • http://www.karadar.it/Dictionary/szymanowski.html
  • Volodymyr Ivasiuk. 1949-79. Ukrainian popular song composer. His best known song is Chervona Ruta.

  • http://www.dumamusic.com/index_files/UkrainianPop.htm
  • Leonard Bernstein. 1918-1990. American Composer, conductor. "The only musicians [his father] Sam had known had been klezmers -- impoverished, itinerant entertainers in his native Ukraine."

  • http://www.leonardbernstein.com/
  • Elmer Bernstein. 1922- . Academy Award and Emmy winning American film composer. Composed the scores as The Man With The Golden Arm, The Magnificent Seven, Thoroughly Modern Millie, True Grit. His mother Selma Feinstein was born in Ukraine.

  • http://www.elmerbernstein.com/bio/bio.html
  • Vladimir Zubitsky. 1953- Accordionist. Composer. Ukrainian born. Now in Italy.

  • http://www.accordions.com/zubitsky/
  • Bela Bartok. Hungarian composer. 1881-1945. Hungarian composer. Lived Nagyszollow (now Vinogradov, Ukraine) 1889-1894 where he wrote his earliest compositions.

  • http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/bartok.html
  • Dmitri Tiomkin. 1899-1979. Born Kremenchuk, Ukraine. American film composer. Academy award for score of movie High Noon, also best song from that movie "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling" (1952). Two other Academy Awards for score to movies "The High and the Mighty" (1953) and "The Old Man and the Sea" (1958). A U.S.A. postage stamp was issued in his honor. (1999)

  • http://www.dimitritiomkin.com/
  • Stepan Rak. 1945- . Prolific Czech composer and guitarist. "... identifies the village Chust in Ukraine as the place where the newborn infant, who was later christened as Stepan Rak, was found by Soviet soldiers in a bomb-wrecked house."

  • http://sunsite.wits.ac.za/music/main.htm#bio
  • Gary Kulesha. Ukrainian Canadian composer.

  • http://www.musiccentre.ca/apps/index.cfm?fuseaction=composer.FA_dsp_biography&authpeopleid=695&by=K
  • Lubomyr Melnyk. 1948- . Ukrainian Canadian composer. The creator of "continuous piano" music.

  • http://www.lubomyr.com/
  • Igor Stravinsky. Russian composer. Lived intermitently in Ustyluh, Volhynia, Ukraine, from 1890-1914. He had some Ukrainian ancestry.

  • http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/w/walsh-stravinsky.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
  • George Gershwin. 1898-1937. American composer. His song "Summertime" has an opening which resembles the Ukrainian lullaby "Oy khodyt' son." He also composed "Cossack Love Song" which has an even stronger resemblence to the Ukrainian fold song "Ikhav kozak za Dunai." George's brother Ira Gershwin (1896-1983), was a talented lyricist, who wrote the lrics for dozens of well known favorites including "Summertime." Both borthers were born in New York into a family which came from Ukraine.

  • http://www.americancomposers.org/gershwin.htm
  • Vernon Duke. 1903-1969. American composer. Original name was Vladimir Dukelsky. Born near Pskov Russia, Grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine.

  • He coposed the music to the song "April in Paris" and "Taking a Chance on Love," among many others.
    http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/exhibit_bio.asp?exhibitId=64
  • Oscar Levant. 1906-1972. American pianist, humorist, composer.

  • http://www.americancomposers.org/gershwin.htm
  • Dimitri Klebanov. 1907-1987. Born Kharkiv.

  • http://www.classical.net/music/recs/reviews/e/ess01052a.html
  • Marusia Churai. (lived in the seveteenth century). Supposedly the composer of the very famous Ukrainian song "Oty ne khody Hrytsiu" whose melody was used in the American popular song "Yes My Darling Daughter" the first hit of singer Dinah Shore in 1939.

  • http://www.ukrweekly.com/Archive/1998/129821.shtml
  • Other Ukrainian composers include Boris Liatoshinsky (born in Zhitomir), Lev Revutsky (born Irshavitz, Ukraine),Leonid Hrabowsky (born Kyiv), Valentin Silvestrov (born Kyiv), Felix Blumenfeld (born Kovalhovka, Ukraine), Zara Levina (born in Crimea), Yevhen Stankovich (born Svalava, Ukraine).

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