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Dimitrii Iakovlevich Pokrass

composer

Dimitrii Pokrass, USSR Composer.

Background

Pokrass, Dimitrii was born on November 7, 1899 in Kiev.

Education

Studied at the Petrograd Conservatory, 1913-1917.

Career

Appeared in concerts. Joined the Red Cavalry, 1919. Wrote the music for Marsh Budennogo, 1920.

Conductor and musical director with various Moscow theatres, 1923-1926. Directed the Variety Stage Orchestra at the Railway Centre of Culture, 1936-1972. Produced most of his songs between 1930-1950 in collaboration with his brother Daniil Pokrass.