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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.
- 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,
- Works for violin and cello and piano, Variations for harp, works for mixed choir and orchestra and unaccompanied.
- Encyclopedia of Ukraine
- Lupiy Gregory Lviv historical and cultural museum reserve "Cemeteries" / Guide / - Lions, "mason" - 1996, Art. 247
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