Roman Simovych

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Roman Apollonovich Simovych (February 28, 1901 – 1984) was a Ukrainian composer, educator and theoretician.

Born in Sniatyn, now in Ukraine, Simovych graduated from the Prague Conservatory in 1934 - on piano (Vilém Kurz), and again in 1936 undergoing post graduate studies in composition (Prof. Nowak). From 1936 to 1939 he was a teacher of piano and theoretical subjects at the M. Lysenko Music Institute in Drohobych and Stanislav, and from 1939 to 1942 at the music school in Stanislav (now Ivano-Frankivsk). From 1951, he was a lecturer and from 1963, a full professor at the Lviv Conservatory. He received the title Honoured Artist of USSR (1954).

He died in 1984 and was buried in the Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

Works[edit]

  • Ballet "Sopilka Dovbush" (1948, libretto by A. Herynovycha)
  • 7 symphonies:
  • "Hutsul" (1945),
  • "Lemko" (1947),
  • "Spring" (1951),
  • "Heroic" (1954),
  • "Mountain" (1955),
  • Sixth (1965),
  • Seventh (1972);
  • Symphonic poem "Sergeant Maxim", "Dovbush", "In memory of Ivan Franko"
  • Symphonic overtures, suites;
  • Concerto for flute and symphony orchestra (1953);
  • String quartet, two trios;
  • Works for piano:
  • 2 Sonatas, Sonatina In suite,
  • Variation,
  • Ronda,
  • Fantasy;
  • Works for violin and cello and piano, Variations for harp, works for mixed choir and orchestra and unaccompanied.

References[edit]

  • Encyclopedia of Ukraine
  • Lupiy Gregory Lviv historical and cultural museum reserve "Cemeteries" / Guide / - Lions, "mason" - 1996, Art. 247