ZhivotoV, Alexei, Russian composer; b. Kazan, Nov. 14,1904; d. Leningrad, Aug. 27,1964. He studied at the Leningrad Cons, with Shcherbachev, graduating in 1930. During the siege of Leningrad by the Nazis (1941-42), he remained in the city and was awarded a medal for valor. Among his works were film music, several orch. pieces, and much vocal music, including patriotic choruses and songs.
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