Chishko, Oles′ [Aleksander] Semyonovich
- Abraham I. Klimovitsky
(b Dvurechnïy Kut, nr Khar′kiv, 21 June/July 3, 1895; d Leningrad, Dec 4, 1976). Russian-Ukrainian composer, tenor and teacher. In 1914 he entered Khar′kiv University, where he attended lectures in law and sciences. He received his early music training at the Khar′kiv Music College as a pupil of Bugomelli for singing and Akimov for composition. Later he had singing lessons for several years with Kich, and he completed the singing course as an external student at the Khar′kiv Music and Drama Institute. He then worked in the Ukraine for some years as an opera and concert singer, teacher and conductor. In the 1920s he took part in the work of the All-Ukraine Association of Revolutionary Musicians; in ...