Isaac Glikman

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Isaac Glikman
BornJanuary 11, 1911
DiedJuly 31, 2003
Occupationlibrettist, screenwriter, critic, professor

Isaac Davydovich Glikman (1911–2003) was a Russian literary critic, theater critic, librettist, screenwriter, and teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He was a close friend of the composer Dmitry Shostakovich.[1]


Glikman was born in 1911 in Vitebsk, in the family of Jewish actor David Glikman.

He graduated from philology faculty of the Leningrad University. It was while working in an administrative capacity for the Leningrad Philharmonia's Mass Education Unit that he first met Shostakovich in 1931; he then became his literary consultant and unofficial secretary.[2] In the 1940s he headed the literary section of the Maly Opera Theater. Collaborating with composers, librettists and directors, he helped to create new stage works, among them Sergei Prokofiev's War and Peace. He wrote screenplays for famous operas and operettas, and worked for many years as a music consultant and editor at Lenfilm.[3]   



  • Meyerhold and Musical Theatre, 1989 - ISBN 5-85285-093-4[4]
  • Монологи на Большой Пушкарской, 44[5]


  1. ^ Staff, Guardian (2001-10-26). "Feature: Extracts from Shostakovich's letters". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  2. ^ Bradshaw, Susan (2002). Phillips, Anthony; Shostakovich, Dmitry (eds.). "Amicable Exchange". The Musical Times. 143 (1878): 65–66. doi:10.2307/1004428. ISSN 0027-4666. JSTOR 1004428.
  3. ^ "ИСААК ГЛИКМАН". Kino-Teatr.
  4. ^ "Glikman I. Mejerhold i muzykalnyj teatr./Glickman And. Meyerhold and musical theater". Amazon.
  5. ^ "МОНОЛОГИ НА БОЛЬШОЙ ПУШКАРСКОЙ, 44". Независимый альманах ЛЕБЕДЬ (in Russian). 2003-05-28. Retrieved 2019-03-23.

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