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Lev Mikhailovich Pul’ver

Lev Pul’ver, USSR Viola player, conductor, composer.

Background

  • Pul’ver, Lev was born on December 18, 1883 in Verkhnedneprovsk.

  • Career

    • Member of the orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, first as a violinist, and later as viola soloist, 1909-1923. Conductor and music director at the Moscow Jewish Theatre, 1922-1949. Wrote music using Jewish folk motives and Jewish classical writers’ works.

      Also wrote music for films, and songs. Disappeared from the musical scene after 1949 at the time of the antiSemitic campaign. Regarded by critics as a classic of Jewish music.
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    Born December 18, 1883
    Died 1949
    (aged 65)
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