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Valerian Mikhaylovich BOGDANOV-BEREZOVSKY

Music critic and composer

Valerian BOGDANOV-BEREZOVSKY, Music critic and composer. Head, Repertory Section, Leningrad Maly Theater, since 1951; board member, USSR Union of Composers, since 1957. medal “For the Defense of Leningrad”.


BOGDANOV-BEREZOVSKY, Valerian was born in 1903 in Leningrad.


1927 graduated Leningrad Conservatory.


1925-1927 Secretary, Chamber Music Society. 1926 Director of Music, Comic Opera Theater, Leningrad. 1929-1932 Chairman, Composers’ Section, Leningrad Department of “Vseroskomdrama”.

1940-1947 instructor, Leningrad Conservatory. 1941-1944 Chairman, Leningrad Union of Composers. 1946-1951 senior associate, Research Institute of Drama and Music, and Deputy Director of repertoire, Kirov Theater of Opera and Ballet, Leningrad.

1947-1948 and since 1955 board member, Leningrad Deputy, USSR Union of Composers.