He studied at the Crimean Music College in Simferopol and then at the Moscow State P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (1953-1958) as a composition student of Prof. S. Bogatyrjov (which also was professor at the Kharkiv Arts Institute (Ukraine), and one of founders of the Kharkiv composers' school) and as a piano student of Prof. V. Natanson. There he completed his post-graduate studies as a composition student of Prof. D. Kabalevsky and Prof. T. Khrennikov (1958-1964, with interruptions).
He aimed at appropriating and managing technical achievements of the Western Avant-Garde and uniting them with the Russian, “Russian Oriental”(with Crimean motives) and Soviet musical traditions.
Additional info about Opus
Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 3
Stabat mater for solists, chorus and orchestra (1967)
Symphony No. 3
Symphony No. 5 W. I. Lenin for narrator, solo voices, chorus and orchestra (1957)
Symphony No. 22
Symphony No. 23
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