Balasanyan, Sergey Artem′yevich
- Galina Grigor′yeva
(b Ashkhabad, Aug 26, 1902; d Moscow, June 3, 1982). Russian composer of Armenian extraction. After graduating from Kabalevsky’s composition class at the Moscow Conservatory (1935), he worked in Stalinabad (now Dushanbe) and took a large part in the development of professional music in the republics of central Asia. He made a serious study of Tajik folk music, recording and arranging a great number of songs. This work assisted him in creating the first Tajik works for the musical stage, among them the opera ...