Sollertinsky, Ivan (Ivanovich)

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Sollertinsky, Ivan (Ivanovich)

Sollertinsky, Ivan (Ivanovich), brilliant Russian musicologist and music critic; b. Vitebsk, Dec. 3, 1902; d. Novosibirsk, Feb. 11, 1944. He studied Hispanic philosophy at the Univ. of Petrograd (1919–24) and drama at the Inst. for the History of the Arts (graduated, 1923), subsequently pursuing postgraduate courses (1926–29); also took conducting lessons with Malko. He was active as a lecturer and music critic in Leningrad, where he later taught at the Cons. (from 1936). He showed profound understanding of the problems of modern music and was one of the earliest supporters of Shostakovich; publ. numerous articles dealing with Soviet music in general; M. Druskin ed. 4 vols, of his Writings (Leningrad, 1946; 1956, second ed., 1963; 1973; 1973).


L. Mikheeva, I.I. S. (Leningrad, 1988).

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