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Ivan Vasilevich PETROV


Ivan PETROV, USSR Composer. Major- General; lecturer; Head, MU. Band Service, USSR Minister of Defence, e. 1934; Chief Conductor, Soviet Army. orders; medals.


PETROV, Ivan was born in 1906 in village Abramovka, now Voronezh Oblast.


1936 graduated Military Conducting Faculty, Moscow Conservatory.


Trainee, regular service musician, then master sergeant on extended service in a military band. Since 1936 military conductor. 1944-1950 Head and lecturer, Higher School of Military Conductors.

Since 1950 inspector of bands, Soviet Army.