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Ukrainian music composers
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Mykola Lysenko. 1842-1912. Composer. He is considered the father of Ukrainian
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
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
Dmitri Bortniansky. 1751-1825. Ukrainian liturgical composer. Born Hlukiv,
Reinhold Gliere. 1875-1956. Composer. Born in Kyiv.
Sergey Prokofiev. 1891-1953. Composer. Compositions include Peter and the
Wolf. Born in Katerynoslav, Ukraine.
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
Myroslav Skoryk. Ukrainian classical composer.
Virko Baley. Composer. Conductor of Las Vegas Symphony.
Karol Szymanowski. 1882 - 1937. Born in Ukraine. Composer.
Volodymyr Ivasiuk. 1949-79. Ukrainian popular song composer. His best known
song is Chervona Ruta.
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."
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
Vladimir Zubitsky. 1953- Accordionist. Composer. Ukrainian born. Now in
Bela Bartok. Hungarian composer. 1881-1945. Hungarian composer. Lived Nagyszollow
(now Vinogradov, Ukraine) 1889-1894 where he wrote his earliest compositions.
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)
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
Gary Kulesha. Ukrainian Canadian composer.
Lubomyr Melnyk. 1948- . Ukrainian Canadian composer. The creator of "continuous
Igor Stravinsky. Russian composer. Lived intermitently in Ustyluh, Volhynia,
Ukraine, from 1890-1914. He had some Ukrainian ancestry.
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.
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.
Oscar Levant. 1906-1972. American pianist, humorist, composer.
Dimitri Klebanov. 1907-1987. Born Kharkiv.
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.
Other Ukrainian composers include Boris
Liatoshinsky (born in Zhitomir),
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).