Yuri Levitin

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Yuri Abramoviсh Levitin (Yuriy, Youri; Levitine) (Russian language: Юрий Абрамович Левитин) (28 December [O.S. 15 December] 1912 – 26 July[1] 1993 in Moscow)[2] was a Soviet Russian composer of classical music.

Early life[edit]

Levitin was born in Poltava. In 1935 he finished his studies at Leningrad Conservatory. In 1937, Graduate study in piano. He finished conservatory with composition classes under Dmitri Shostakovich.

He worked as pianist in the Leningrad State stage and the Leningrad Philharmonic Society (1931-1941). After this he managed the musical portion of the theater in Tashkent (1941-1942). From 1942 he lived and worked in Moscow.


His output includes four operas; seven cantatas; two symphonies; concertos for orchestra, and for solo instruments and orchestra including trumpet, clarinet, cello, oboe and horn; chamber- instrument ensembles, including about a dozen string quartets; many songs; and music for films.


  1. ^ Красная книга российской эстрады. Юрий Левитин
  2. ^ Shostakovich, Dmitri; Glikman, Issak; Phillips, Anthony (ed.) (2001). Story of a Friendship: The Letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 1941-1975 at Google Books, page 331. ISBN 0-8014-3979-5.

External links[edit]

  • Rijen, Onno van. "Levitin". Retrieved 2008-12-03.