Ivanov-Radkevitch, Nikolai, Russian composer and teacher; b. Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Feb. 10, 1904; d. Moscow, Feb. 4, 1962. He studied composition with Glière and orchestration with Vasilenko at the Moscow Cons., graduating in 1928, and subsequently was on its faculty (1929-48). In 1952 he was appointed instructor in orchestration at the Inst. of Military Bandleaders of the Soviet Army. He was particularly successful in writing popular marches for band, of which Our Own Moscow and Victory March received the State Prize. He also composed 4 syms. (1928, 1932, 1937, 1945), 12 symphonic suites on folk motifs, Violin Sonata, various pieces for other instruments, and film music.
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